News Reports from Taiwan Media

Published on January 5, 2016

The UIWBAH posted the following three news articles related to an internet rumor reported in Public Annoucenent #47 from the Office of His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III.

1. (Translated from a report in Chinese published by IDN Evening Newspaper in Taiwan

(Reported in Taipei by Report Li Guiqing) The Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III pointed out (in Public Announcement No. 47): The news on the internet received this morning from Taiwan has:

The message submitted by a person with the name of Liu Xianxian says, “Xiao Ying please do not take the joy for granted too early. It was heard that Shao Baoling, sister of Shao Hsiao-ling who is the wife of Mr. Hu Chih-chiang, and Dharma Master Long Hui who is a sister of Dean Kuan Chung ‘may’ have already respectfully beseeched H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who is the Pope of Buddhism and has the ability to turn everything around in the universe, to perform a dharma to turn the election of January 16 around for Kuomintang. Dorje Chang Buddha’s performing dharma this time is not an ordinary matter. It is to save the presidency for KMT with the cost of losing 13 years of his lifetime.”

Regarding the speech of Liu Xianxian appeared on the internet, the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III cautiously and seriously issued the following statement on January 1, 2016:

The news regarding “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III performing a dharma” stated in the above writing is purely a fabricated rumor! H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III always treats living beings equally. Whether it is the Kuomintang, the Democratic Progressive Party, or the People First Party in Taiwan, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has no contact with them. Distributing the above ignorant rumor shows this person’s complete lack of understanding in the principle of cause and effect. The results of all matters and all phenomena are born from the law of cause and effect.

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said, “Let’s not mention that I, a humble ordinary person who does not know what performing a dharma is, cannot influence the destiny of any party or sect. Even the supreme leader of Buddhism in this earthly world, Sakyamuni Buddha, does not err on the law of cause and effect either and cannot change the consequences from causality. That is why people are taught to cultivate themselves to enlighten themselves to transform causes and effects. Even under the most implausible assumption to say that there is a little bit of hope to exert any influence, the matters of rights and wrongs that you made up do not belong to the things I want to do, not to mention that I simply do not possess such an ability. The thing that I want to do is to persuade people to abstain from everything that is evil and do all things that are good. I hope that all living beings cultivate themselves to achieve happiness and perfect enjoyment.”

(IDN Electronic Newspaper 2016/1/1/)  http://www.idn.com.tw/news/news_content.php?catid=4&catsid=2&catdid=0&artid=20160102guisin002)

2. (Translated from a report in Chinese published by Liberty Times in Taiwan online at http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/politics/breakingnews/1560432/)

News Spread on the Internet Saying Performing a Dharma to Turn the Election Around, the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Rebuts It as a Fabricated Rumor

(A summary report of breaking news) In recent days, a rumor was spreading on the internet saying that the Pope of Buddhism H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III would perform a dharma to turn the election around. It was even said that Dorje Chang Buddha’s performing dharma this time was not an ordinary matter and it was to save the presidency for KMT with the cost of losing 13 years of his lifetime. For this matter, the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III (the Office) in the United States made a serious clarification.

The Office pointed out that a person with the name of Liu Xianxian stated, “Xiao Ying please do not take the joy for granted too early. It was heard that Shao Baoling, sister of Shao Hsiao-ling who is the wife of Mr. Hu Chih-chiang, and Dharma Master Long Hui who is a sister of Dean Kuan Chung ‘may’ have already respectfully beseeched H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who is the Pope of Buddhism and has the ability to turn everything around in the universe, to perform a dharma to turn the election of January 16 around for Kuomintang,” and so on.

The Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III stated that the above-mentioned news is purely a fabricated rumor! Whether it is the Kuomintang, the Democratic Progressive Party, or the People First Party in Taiwan, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has no contact with them. Distributing the above ignorant rumor shows this person’s complete lack of understanding in the principle of cause and effect. The results of all matters and all phenomena are born from the law of cause and effect.

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said, “Let’s not mention that I, a humble ordinary person who does not know what performing a dharma is, cannot influence the destiny of any party or sect. Even the supreme leader of Buddhism in this earthly world, Sakyamuni Buddha, does not err on the law of cause and effect either and cannot change the consequences from causality. That is why people are taught to cultivate themselves to enlighten themselves to transform causes and effects.”

The complete text of Public Announcement No. 47 from the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is in the following:

Regarding the speech with the name of “Liu Xianxian” published on the internet, The Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III cautiously and seriously issue the following statement:

The news regarding “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III performing a dharma” stated in the above writing is purely a fabricated rumor! H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III always treats living beings equally. Whether it is the Kuomintang, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), or the People First Party (PFP) in Taiwan, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has no contact with them. Distributing the above ignorant rumor shows this person’s complete lack of understanding in the principle of cause and effect. The results of all matters and all phenomena are born from the law of cause and effect. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said, “Let’s not mention that I, a humble ordinary person who does not know what performing a dharma is, cannot influence the destiny of any party or sect. Even the supreme leader of Buddhism in this earthly world, Sakyamuni Buddha, does not err on the law of cause and effect either and cannot change the consequences from causality. That is why people are taught to cultivate themselves to enlighten themselves to transform causes and effects. Even under the most implausible assumption to say that there is a little bit of hope to exert any influence, the matters of rights and wrongs that you made up do not belong to the things I want to do, not to mention that I simply do not possess such an ability. The thing that I want to do is to persuade people to abstain from everything that is evil and do all things that are good. I hope that all living beings cultivate themselves to achieve happiness and perfect enjoyment.”

3.  (Translated from a report in Chinese published by Taiwan Times in Taiwan online at http://www.twtimes.com.tw/index.php?page=news&nid=541217)

The Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Issues a Public Announcement to Rebut the Rumor of “Performing a Dharma” for Kuomintang

(A summary report by this newspaper) The presidential election has entered the count-down phase. Rumors on the internet are appearing everywhere. In recent days, in response to Xiao Ying’s high momentum, a news was spreading in the Blue Camp that Kuomintang invited the utmost superior person H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to bestow empowerment for winning, to seek reversing the powerful tide. However, as soon as the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III at the other shore of the Pacific Ocean saw this news, a statement in the form of a public announcement was issued to seriously rebut this rumor.

Xiao Ying’s high momentum gave the Blue Camp a heavy sense of crisis. On the New Year’s Day, Kuomintang’s social media had a message from a person with the name of Mr. Liu saying, “Xiao Ying please do not take the joy for granted too early. It was heard that Shao Baoling, sister of Shao Hsiao-ling who is the wife of Mr. Hu Chih-chiang, ‘may’ have contacted Dharma Master Long Hui who is a sister of Kuan Chung, to respectfully beseech H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who is the Pope of Buddhism and has the ability to turn everything around in the universe, to perform a dharma to turn the election of January 16 around for Kuomintang.” This Mr. Liu also said in this social media with 14943 “Likes” that “Dorje Chang Buddha’s performing dharma this time was not an ordinary matter and it was to save the presidency for KMT with the cost of losing 13 years of his lifetime.”

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III once visited Taiwan in 1995. At that time, more than 20,000 people went to the airport to receive his flight. More than 1,700 automobiles hung red couplets to express warm welcome. When giving a welcome speech, the president of the Hyatt Hotel where he stayed said that they had received the president of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antoniao Samaranch; British Prime Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher; Rock Star Michael Jackson; and Movie Stars Jackie Chan and Andy Lau Tak-wah, but, the total number of people welcoming them added altogether was still less than one-third of the number of people who went to receive H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III on that day. At that time, Taiwan’s upper-level political figures and dignitaries who went to pay respect and seek teaching included Secretary General of the Presidential Palace Chiang Yan-shi, Mr. Chiang Wei-kuo, Commissioner of Police Zhuang heng-dai, Mr. Li Yan who was the Director of Sun Yat-sen Memorial and the Dean of the National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Liu He-qian, Four-Star General Song Chang-zhi, Mr. Tang Fei, Mr. Hsieh Chang-ting, and others.

The Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III immediately issued Public Announcement No. 47 after seeing the rumor spreading on the internet to provide clarification with the view of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. The complete text of this announcement that this reporter read is:

Regarding the speech with the name of “Mr. Liu” published on the internet, the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III cautiously and seriously issue the following statement:

The news regarding “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III performing a dharma” stated in the above writing is purely a fabricated rumor! H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III always treats living beings equally. Whether it is the Kuomintang, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), or the People First Party (PFP) in Taiwan, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has no contact with them. Distributing the above ignorant rumor shows this person’s complete lack of understanding in the principle of cause and effect. The results of all matters and all phenomena are born from the law of cause and effect. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said, “Let’s not mention that I, a humble ordinary person who does not know what performing a dharma is, cannot influence the destiny of any party or sect. Even the supreme leader of Buddhism in this earthly world Sakyamuni Buddha does not err on the law of cause and effect either and cannot change the consequences from causality. That is why people are taught to cultivate themselves to enlighten themselves to transform causes and effects. Even under the most implausible assumption to say that there is a little bit of hope to exert any influence, the matters of rights and wrongs that you made up do not belong to the things I want to do, not to mention that I simply do not possess such an ability. The thing that I want to do is to persuade people to abstain from everything that is evil and do all things that are good. I hope that all living beings cultivate themselves to achieve happiness and perfect enjoyment.” The Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, January 1, 2016.

Also, Dharma Master Long Hui mentioned by the news media who is sister of Kuan Chung subsequently also issued a statement saying that she was “very astounded.” She said that she was doing Buddhist work all day and still did not have enough time and, therefore, how could she have the time to get tangled in worldly matters? She stated, “The story on the internet that says Shao Baoling and I beseeched H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to perform a dharma to help Kuomintang is a complete fabrication without any factual basis.”