Dharma Master Zhengda’s Speech at the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Grand Dharma Assembly

Published on March 23, 2014
Master Bhikshuni Zhengda (Awang Deji Rinpoche)

Master Bhikshuni Zhengda (Awang Deji Rinpoche)

All cultivators and great virtuous ones, reputed leaders of Buddhist organizations, all respected guests of honor, rinpoches, dharma masters, acaryas, masters of dharma-listening sessions,

Auspicious greetings to you all!

Today, “the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Grand Dharma Assembly” and “the Assembly Celebrating the First-Publishing of Expounding the Absolute Truth Through the Heart Sutra” are held in Hong Kong. Our Association welcomes you all for coming to the assembly site. On this extremely magnificent day, Our Association hereby makes this public announcement: A true Buddha has come to this world; namely, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III! H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s practice of enlightenment and perfect holy realization manifested by the perfect proficiency in both exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and complete and highest accomplishments in the Five Vidyas has demonstrated the supreme, non-differentiating, and perfect enlightenment of a Buddha.

A mere hollow title of the holy epithet ‘Buddha’ could never represent H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. The otherworldly and worldly accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III are at a level no ancient sage has ever reached. All of the perfect accomplishments of this Buddha are manifested in front of people in a real way. None of those accomplishments are fake, and none of them are hollow. The accomplishments of this Buddha are visible and tangible , and truly represent an extremely holy Buddha in the history of Buddhism with perfect mastery of both exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and complete achievements in the Five Vidyas without any deficiency. The accomplishments of His Holiness the Buddha bear absolutely no resemblance to the phenomena of always lying, claiming perfect proficiency in both exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and complete accomplishments in the Five Vidyas but actually having only very elementary knowledge in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism, and giving discourses with evil views.

Some people declared their statuses in the Five Vidyas with hollow and untrue claims. They claimed the titles of Larampa Geshe, dharma king, and leader, but have very little knowledge about the absolute truth of Buddha-dharma. They even excerpted and copied from the treatises and writings by patriarch masters but are unable to put the texts into the right context. In addition to creating ridiculous jokes, what they did seriously misled and harmed living beings.

Now we can do the counting just using our fingers. With the exception of Sakyamuni Buddha, among whatever great dharma kings and great rinpoches, including masters of earlier generations, no one has made accomplishments that can be comparable to the accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.

As an example, the dharma expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, Expounding the Absolute Truth Through the Heart Sutra, that will be published for the first time at today’s assembly can show that the accomplishment of His Holiness the Buddha is supreme and unsurpassable, and represents the completely genuine contents and ingredients of true Buddha-dharma. What we want to declare today is: The H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Grand Dharma Assembly and the Assembly Celebrating the First-Publishing of Expounding the Absolute Truth Through the Heart Sutra are another great milestone in the history of Buddhism since Sakyamuni Buddha’s coming to this world several thousand years ago. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the holiest Buddha coming to this world since Sakyamuni Buddha’s time.

The supremely magnificent opportunity is here now. The karmic conditions that bring good fortune to living beings have now matured. We hope that, after returning, you all will respectfully and earnestly study this great treasure scripture of Expounding the Absolute Truth Through the Heart Sutra. Then, you will naturally understand what Buddhism is and what human life and the universe are about. You will learn how to achieve perfect good fortune and wisdom, why one should be devoted to the public and be unselfish, sacrifice the self to benefit others, and care and love each other, and how one can arrive at the destination of truly ending the cycle of birth and death and entering the complete nirvana. This great treasure scripture of Expounding the Absolute Truth Through the Heart Sutra is not only a bright lamp pointing out the way for living beings, but also is a great treasure store of Buddha-dharma that enables living beings to end the cycle of birth and death and attain accomplishment and liberation.

We are extremely grateful to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for bringing to living beings the holy cause of entering the correct path and expediently attaining enlightenment. We shall carry out the mind practice of great compassion and bodhicitta to benefit living beings, and to let the Saha world be in peace, auspiciousness, happiness, joy, and ever-lasting prosperity!!!

Finally, I wish you all peace and success in everything, perfect good fortune and wisdom, and attaining enlightenment early.

Namo H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!

Namo Sakyamuni Buddha!

Namo Amitabha!

Namo Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva!

Namo all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the ten directions!