A “Grand World Peace Dharma Assembly” was held on November 11, 2012, at the AsiaWorld–Expo Hall, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong by the International Buddhism Sangha Association. The assembly was sponsored by the United International Buddhism Headquarters.
In the traditions of Buddhism, there is a day of festival for celebrating Shakyamuni Buddha’s miraculous transformations. The festivities include chanting sutras to beseech good fortune, making offerings to holy objects, and holding exhibitions according to religious rituals for worshipping. All are for blessing the kind Buddhist believers who attend the ceremonies. During the festival, the most important exhibitions for worshipping are the holy objects and holy feats from the manifestations of holy realizations by ancient virtuous ones, patriarch masters and great holy virtuous ones of current times. The exhibitions are for viewing and worshipping by people attending to receive blessing. The people who are present can also make offerings to the holy objects to sincerely beseech the removal of disasters or troubles and the increase in their good fortune and wisdom.
Holy objects were available to the over 10,000 people who attended the Grand World Peace Dharma Aassembly for respectful viewing, worshipping and making offering to, so as to beseech the blessing from the holy objects. In addition, to let more people have the karmic conditions of coming to see the holy objects and beseeching blessing from them during this journey of their being respectfully invited to Hong Kong, from November 11 to November 18, the exhibition was moved to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Harbor Road in Hong Kong to continue for public’s viewing and worshipping.
The holy objects being respectively invited to Hong Kong this time are all extremely rare sacred treasures of Buddhism very hard to see in the world and are in many categories. Among them are:
1. Sariras of the World’s Supreme Leader of Buddhism, Sakyamuni Buddha
The sutras say, “Seeing the sariras of a Tathagata is equivalent to seeing the Buddha.” Sariras are treasures left to the world by the Buddha. One who can respectfully worship and make offering to sariras has not only spread seeds covering a large field of good fortune but also planted the karmic conditions for meeting the true Buddha-dharma and will realize the supreme accomplishment of enlightenment in a future lifetime. Therefore, the merit of worshipping and making offering to the Buddha’s sariras will last for millions of eons and beyond.
2. Sariras That Descended along with Nectars
Ven. Great Master Long Hui, the Chairperson of the International Buddhism Sangha Association, and several dozen eminent monks, bhiksus and bhiksunis as well as Buddhist lay disciples attended a grand dharma assembly to pray for world peace and beseech the Long-Life Buddha to bestow nectar and five-colored sariras. After the extremely great Holy and Virtuous One had practiced the beseeching dharma, in the midst of the shining and scorching sunlight, the Buddha appeared in the empty sky when the Sun started to set in the West. Dharma masters who went out of the mandala all saw the Buddha and shouted happily. The holy scene was unprecedented. At the time, the dharma bowl was emitting five-colored lights and there were live objects jumping and moving inside. The Buddha had already bestowed purely white-colored nectar and five-colored sariras into the dharma bowl. After being reported by news media, Buddhist circles throughout the world were greatly astonished. This holy feat proved that true Buddha-dharma does exist in this human world. This time, the International Buddhism Sangha Association respectfully invited the sariras bestowed during that dharma assembly to come to Hong Kong to bless Buddhist believers.
3. The Porcelain Pot (Porcelain Dish) for Frying Medicine by the Inner Heat from Tummo Concentration
This porcelain dish was first washed with clean water by Master Long Hui and Long Zhou Rinpoche. Then it was laid on top of the belly of Mozhi Rinpoche (a master with master’s qualifications at the middle level of holy realization) to fry the medicines to be used for making Ka Zhuo Ann De pills with the inner heat from his practice of Tummo Concentration. This porcelain dish was effectively used as the frying pot at the time. In front of the more than one hundred onlookers from the public, rinpoches who tested the temperature all had their fingers seriously burnt by the Corpse-Laying Tummo Concentration Dharma Mozhi Rinpoche practiced at the time. That experience provided the benefits of eliminating impediments and increasing good fortune to them. This porcelain dish is also known as the porcelain pot. It is a holy object that is hard to see in the world. People should respectfully prostrate to beseech its blessing.
4. Image of Tummo Concentration Taken by Infrared Heat Sensing Instrument
The realization power at the third stage of Tummo Concentration is called the Stage of Emptiness and Existence at High Temperature. The body’s temperature can be raised to between 150 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat of Tummo can be dispersed at will to the entire body to heal illnesses and diseases by oneself. Moreover, the heat of Tummo can be moved to outside one’s body for utilization in an external state, such as removing illnesses and eliminating impediments in another person. When Kaichu Rinpoche was practicing the dharma of Corpse-Laying Tummo Concentration, measurement by an infrared heat sensing instrument showed that the temperature at his belly rose to 197.4。F. The observing public at the scene were greatly astonished.
5. Opening of Crown by Vajra Substitute Body Meditation
The dharma of Vajra Substitute Body Meditation has Kalachakra Vajra as the yidam. With the successful accomplishment of the dharma, a hole should be opened at the top of one’s crown. The hole should open through the skull to reach the brain and be large enough to allow one’s spiritual consciousness to exit and return freely. Having the consciousness outside the body provides one with the environment for cultivating the view of “other emptiness.” As a result, one can realize the truth that “any conditional dharma is like a dream, an illusion, a bubble or a shadow and is as temporal as a drop of morning dew or an instant flash of lightning.” Then one can have the mindset of not being attached to anything, truly see the true such-ness and completely realize one’s original nature.
Kaichu Rinpoche is a holy and virtuous one who passed the exam proctored by seven masters and ten witnesses and was certified as having the qualifications of a master at the beginning level of holy realization. After his crown was opened through the Vajra Substitute Body Meditation, these images of his head were taken by an MRI machine, which is a scientific instrument. It can be seen that the head has transformed into the likeness of Maitreya Bodhisattva in the form of a holy fetus and the opening from the crown of the head extending to the brain is as big as an egg.
6. Branches of a Holy Tree that Rained Nectar
The branches on exhibit are from the internationally famous holy magnolia tree, which caused a sensation in the media since out of nowhere of nectar descended from that tree continuously for three days and nights. (Note that this nectar is not the so-called good or timely rain. True nectar has these characteristics: It is purely white in color, sweet and nicely scented. It flies and swirls in the sky and can land on people’s faces and bodies but will disappear without a trace when close to the ground.) After this tree was moved to and replanted at Hua Zang Si, nectar again descended from it quite a few times.
In June, 2008; during the ceremony of respectfully receiving the Treasure Book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, under the bright sunny sky, nectar descended broadly through this magnolia tree. The about one-thousand attendees at the scene were greatly surprised. Nectar was shuttling between the branches and twigs of the tree in snowflake-like and dragon-swirling forms.
On the same day of the “Greatly Compassionate Thousand-Armed Guan-Yin Bodhisattva Grand Mandala Dharma Assembly” in August this year, descending nectar covered the entire building of Hua Zang Si. The same scene also appeared at this nearby holy tree. The continuous descending of nectar lasted four days. Miraculously, nectar never dropped to the ground. The Buddhists present at the time that came in contact with the nectar all received different kinds of blessing and benefits.
7. A Buddha Statue That Emitted Magically Varying Light
On Shakyamuni Buddha’s birthday in 2004, a Buddha-Bathing Dharma Assembly was held at Sanger Mission in Los Angeles. After dharma masters and others completed the dharma assembly, a red-colored dharma robe was put on the statue of Prince Siddhartha Gautama who was standing at the center of the Buddha-bathing platform. The statue was then respectfully invited to be set at the front of the gigantic statue of Amitabha Buddha in the Hall of the Western Three Holy Beings. A short while later, this dharma prince statue of Shakyamuni Buddha on the holy seat emitted golden light. The light was strong and shiny to the eye and remained a long time. During this period, the dharma prince’s face and the red robe were not visible due to the light. The holy scene at the time was clearly captured by a video camera.
The holy objects exhibited and worshipped during the World Peace Grand Dharma Assembly this time can all bestow immerse empowerment to people. The International Buddhism Sangha Association said that everyone should seize this opportunity to respectfully worship and make offerings to the holy objects and pray for their wishes: “Let’s beseech success in all our undertakings, increasing the reward of good fortune, eliminating disasters, and extending longevities!”