Bulletin #10

Published on January 7, 2010

from the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III:

Recently, it has been seen in various places that people’s views must be corrected. Even after people have listened respectfully to the recorded series of dharma lessons discoursed by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, some Buddhist disciples still do not have a clear understanding about the concept of the qualifications of a master. They are misled by evil views and became quite worried. That means these people did not understand the dharma discourses they listened to and need to put more efforts in strengthening their comprehension of the essence of the dharma. Otherwise they risk the consequence of taking the wrong path.

1. There are only two simplest criteria for measuring whether a cultivator is a true holy virtuous one or not. One is whether he conforms to the rules of the 128 views or not. The other is to see if he possesses holy realization power. Regardless of which country one is in, which sect one belongs to, how high one’s title in Buddhism is, and how great a reputation one displays, not meeting these two criteria simply means he can never be a holy virtuous one. Even when judging the disciples of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III whose names are listed in the treasure book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, the same criteria must be applied. If one does not meet these two criteria, he can never be a holy virtuous one. This is where we should be particularly careful. Some people mistakenly think that the venerable ones, dharma kings, rinpoches and dharma masters whose names are listed in the treasure book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, and who are disciples of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III should comprise, categorically, the upper-level disciples of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. This is a total misunderstanding. In fact, due to the causes and affinities in the process of collecting information by the publisher, many disciples of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III who are at the levels of great holy virtuous ones and who possess holy realization power were omitted from inclusion in the treasure book. However, these venerable ones, dharma kings, rinpoches and dharma masters possess certificates personally signed by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and stamped with the finger-print seal of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.

2. Even a person who has transformed from a mundane being into a holy virtuous one may not necessarily possess the up-to-standard qualifications of a master. The qualifications of a master are an independent state of realization and belong to rules and standards of teaching Buddhism to people that must be abided. No deviation can be permitted in that. Holy virtuous realization does not guarantee one’s meeting the standards of teaching. Even among great holy virtuous ones who attained the realization of Vajra Body Substitution Meditation, some still do not possess the state of realization of setting up a mandala. Therefore, the standards of measuring the qualifications of a master are unique and iron-clad. No change or exception is allowed. These standards are called the six holy measurements of the qualifications of a master. Whenever the qualifications of a holy virtuous master are addressed, regardless of which sect, what identity, or recognition by anyone or any organization, the determination of the level of a holy virtuous master’s qualifications must be verified by the six holy measurements, in order to distinguish between the Highest Level of Holy Realization, the Middle Level of Holy Realization, the Beginning Level of Holy Realization, as well as any level of masters in exoteric schools. Such classification plays a deterministic role in different forms of initiations and dharma teaching and is a vital lifeline to the disciple’s liberation and accomplishment. Regardless of whom one is and any great supernormal power, wisdom, scholarly knowledge, and linage of dharma he may possess, except the verification by the six holy measurements, none of these can represent the state of realization in master’s qualifications. This has been stipulated very clearly in the Introductory Guide to The Supreme and Unsurpassable Mahamudra of Liberation That Must Be Understood.”

3. We like to remind you all once more to pay attention to an important principle, which has been addressed many times already in different ways. That is: regardless what identity one possesses and what he declares, as long as he does not present a letter of authorization stamped with the finger-print seal of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the signature of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, all statements and deeds of this person are all just his own acts that have nothing whatsoever to do with H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. All illegal violations and disturbances should not be committed by true Buddhists. You all must observe carefully. Stay away and depart from anything that does not benefit living beings. Support all that benefit living beings.

From the Office of H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III,
January 7, 2010-Revised July 15, 2011