by Ven. Dachu II Hengsheng Rinpoche in the book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III:
I have visited many great rinpoches and great dharma teachers and have received many dharma initiations throughout my life. However, it seems that people described in the book The True Traces of Tibetan Tantraare no longer in existence in the contemporary Buddhist world. Since the early years of my life, I have learned exoteric Buddhism and Tibetan esoteric Buddhism and have practiced the Four Divisions of Yoga. I have also often visited eminent monks, greatly virtuous laypersons, great rinpoches, and great dharma teachers of exoteric and esoteric Buddhism in all areas of the world. As a result, karmic conditions came together that enabled me to encounter my master from Sichuan, a great international master and leader of the dharma realm who transmitted profound Buddha-dharma teachings to me.
When I first met the Buddha Master, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, at the Beijing International Hotel, H.H. Buddha Master was very polite and easy to approach, having the deportment of an amiable person of great virtue. At that time, I did not know the true identity or status of the Buddha Master. I only knew that His Holiness was a great master with noble morality and profound knowledge.
One day, I met with some highly virtuous laypersons and great rinpoches at the Pici Vajra Castle. Because of the imminent arrival of H.E. Queji Jiangyang Qingzhen, a Dharma King and rinpoche of the Sayka sect
who is more than one hundred years old, everyone had already prepared white silk hadas and offerings to respectfully welcome his arrival. After midnight at around 12:30, a rainbow light mass suddenly appeared circling around in the sky, which was soon accompanied by wonderful music. Before long, that rainbow light mass grew larger and larger. It gradually descended, floating down and landing on the top of the seven-floor building that contained our Buddhist altar. Immediately thereafter, a person descended from the top of the building. H.E. Great Dharma King Jiangyang Qingzhen had arrived!
All of the eminent monks, greatly virtuous laypersons, rinpoches, and dharma teachers who were present knelt down on the ground to greet him. Some of them choked with sobs and beseeched the Dharma King of the Sayka sect to be compassionate and take them as his disciples. H.E. Dharma King Jiangyang Qingzhen ascended to the dharma seat. I could see the Dharma King’s white hair, ruddy complexion, and long silver beard that grew over his belly. His translucent body, through which the three channels and five chakras were faintly visible, especially made him look as if he was as old as the heavens were high.
We prostrated and made offerings to him with our three karmas expressing utmost admiration. I was so moved that I didn’t know what to do. Stories of hundred-year-old men who soar up and fly through the air are frequently recorded in the Tibetan scriptures, but I never before had the opportunity to personally witness this. That day I was able to see such an event with my own eyes. That was truly our good fortune accumulated from beginning-less time. How could one not be moved to tears over such an event?
There was a rinpoche who stated with suspicion, “The rainbow light that appeared in the sky was a hot-air balloon of light that fell to the top of the seven-floor building. The elder Dharma King did not descend from the sky. At the very instant when the hot-air balloon dropped to the top of the seven-floor building, he jumped from the top of the seventh-floor building to the concrete ground where we were.” He saw the elder Dharma King jump down with his arms wide open and legs slightly bent. When landing on the ground, the elder Dharma King barely made a sound, like an eagle descending in front of us.
Actually, we all saw this because we were on the concrete ground of the courtyard seven floors below. I saw that the elder Dharma King did indeed circle in the sky and descend to the top of the seven-floor building. Then everyone’s eyesight was blocked by the roof. However, within two seconds, the elder Dharma King descended from the top of this seven-floor building to the concrete ground, jumping down seven floors. It happened right in front of us. Even if he did not descend from the sky, he is a more than hundred-year-old man who jumped to the ground from the top of a seven- floor building. That is something an ordinary person cannot do.
The next day, the Dharma King of the Sayka sect transmitted dharma and performed initiations for us, empowering us with great compassion. A one-foot long vajra that we held with our hands demonstrated endless, awesome power. No one could control the vajra. The mandala states that appeared were extremely wonderful.
Just as the initiation dharma assembly ended, the sudden sound of ringing bells could be heard, and an attendant announced, “His Holiness the Great Master has arrived!” At that moment, we saw H.E. Dharma King Jiangyang Qingzhen jump off his dharma seat and lower himself to the ground to prostrate. We did not know what this special occasion of the maturing of karmic conditions was, but we all turned around and followed the elder Dharma King’s example by prostrating, thinking it might be the arrival of Guru Padmasambhava. This was the only reason we could think of as to why the Dharma King would prostrate himself so quickly. After prostrating, when we raised our heads and looked up, what we saw was not Guru Padmasambhava but H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee. Seeing the confusion and hesitation in our minds, H.E. Dharma King Jiangyang Qingzhen said, “Do not harbor suspicions. H.H. Master Yee is the most magnificent Buddha Vajradhara Great Dharma King. He is His Holiness Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata.”
Later, H.E. Dharma King Jiangyang Qingzhen said to me, “If you truly want to receive the highest Buddha-dharma, you must request your Buddha Master, H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, to confer an initiation upon you. That would be the most holy dharma.”
H.E. Queji Jiangyang Qingzhen was a disciple of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III who truly manifested realization. This Sakya rinpoche of great holiness had white hair and a youthful complexion. His silver beard extended below his belly, and a heavenly eye opened between his eyebrows. Through his practice he attained the state in which his whole body was semi transparent. Thus, his three channels and five chakras could be vaguely seen. He realized a state of true longevity equal to that of heaven. The rinpoche was able to fly through the air, coming and going anywhere with total ease and control. When he received from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III an inner-tantric initiation in the holy form called Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase, the lot landed upon the Xian Liang Great Perfection mandala. The Buddha Master transmitted to him the Lion Vajra Dharma and the highest great dharma called the Xian Liang Great Perfection Dharma. Right then and there H.E. Queji Jiangyang Qingzhen realized the rainbow-body perfection state.