H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata is Buddha Vajradhara. His Holiness is also called in Chinese (pronounced chi jin gang), which literally means Ruler of the Vajra Beings. His Holiness is the complete and perfect incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, the primordial sambhogakaya Buddha. His Holinesss abbreviated title is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. (In this world, His Holiness has also been respectfully called Master Wan Ko Yee.) The accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III are the highest in the entire world. No one of holy virtue within Buddhism can be mentioned in the same breath with His Holiness when it comes to showing real evidence of wisdom and realization attained through proficiency in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and mastery of the Five Vidyas.
The standard that the Buddha set for measuring ones level of accomplishment in the Buddha-dharma is the degree to which one is proficient in both exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and the degree to which one has mastered the Five Vidyas. However, in the history of Buddhism up to the present time, only H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Holiest Tathagata has truly and fully manifested complete proficiency in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and perfect mastery of the Five Vidyas! H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III actually exhibits for all to see item after item of accomplishments relating to complete proficiency in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and perfect mastery of the Five Vidyas as laid down by the Buddha. His Holiness, an ancient Buddha, is the first being of holy virtue in history who has truly manifested such lofty and complete realization! Clear evidence of this are all of the single-handed accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III mentioned in the thirty main categories listed in this book, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma.
Of course, organizing His Holinesss accomplishments into thirty main categories is simply a matter of form. In fact, the accomplishments contained in this book far exceed thirty main categories. For example, the category of Technological Art alone contains three distinct major categories: photography, three-dimensional images, and glass paintings. However, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III combined many separate categories into single main categories, thereby reducing the number of main categories to thirty. In reality, how could only thirty main categories possibly contain all of the accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III? The accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III express the wisdom of the Buddha-dharma, which is limitless. The inner-realization vidya alone includes realization of the limitless truths of conditional and unconditional dharma in the universe and mastery of the Tripitaka and esoteric scriptures.
The thirty main categories listed in this book are as follows: 1. Recognitions and Congratulations; 2. The Virtue of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and Holy Occurrences; 3. The Holy Realization of the Holiest Tathagata; 4. Supreme and Profound Buddha-Dharma That Is Difficult to Encounter in Millions of Eons; 5. Couplets; 6. Calligraphy; 7. Stone Seals; 8. Classical Poetry and Songs; 9. Vajra Needle That Eliminates Illness; 10. Healing Illnesses; 11. Medicine and Health Care Products; 12. Wondrous Multicolored Sculptures; 13. Faux-Jade Panels; 14. Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matters; 15. Classical Prose and Modern Poetry; 16. Academic Writings; 17. Hand-Sculpted Artwork; 18. Vocal Mastery; 19. Sculptures Containing Mysterious Mist; 20. Ancient-Looking Withered Vines; 21. Chinese Paintings; 22. Western Paintings; 23. Art Frames; 24. Designs of Buddha Images; 25. Tiles; 26. Decorative Wall Hangings; 27. Buildings and Decorative Landscape Scenes; 28. Teas; 29. Technological Art; 30. Saving Living Beings by Liberating Them.
In the fourth main category entitled Supreme and Profound Buddha-Dharma That Is Difficult to Encounter in Millions of Eons, there are over two thousand discourses on the Buddha-dharma given by His Holiness. Such teachings are as vast and profound as an ocean. From ancient times to the present, other than Sakyamuni Buddhas expositions of the dharma in this world, no other holy being has attained the multifaceted accomplishments that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has attained. Moreover, each of the manifold accomplishments of His Holiness has reached the highest world-class level.
We have come to understand that the phrase highly proficient in the five major vidyas and the five minor vidyas are actually only empty words when applied to many people. That is because such people were not able to display real skills. They could not even show any writing or photograph for evaluation. To be totally blunt, such people could not even match professionals and experts living in society. How could this be considered as being highly proficient in the five major vidyas and the five minor vidyas? How could they represent proficiency in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and a high level of mastery of the Five Vidyas of which the Buddha spoke?
It could be said that A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma is an unprecedented precious Buddhist book that reveals actual Buddha-dharma realization better than any other book in history. After extremely holy beings of the highest order in the world who are incarnations of Buddhas or Bodhisattvas saw the first manuscript of A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma, they were astonished. They promptly investigated the truth behind the book in accordance with the dharma. Applying the practices of esoteric dharma relating to recognizing the identity or status of someone, they deeply entered the dharma realm, applied supernatural vision, and saw the true source. They then issued their own documents as the dharma prescribes in which they formally recognized that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata is the incarnation of the highest ancient Buddha and that His Holiness possesses unprecedented mastery of exoteric Buddhism, esoteric Buddhism, and the Five Vidyas!
However, we were surprised when H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said, “Dharma kings of great holiness have formally recognized that I am the incarnation of an ancient Buddha. Actually, it is not important who I am an incarnation of. What is important is having everyone understand the contents of What Is Cultivation? An important incarnation is one in which the living being cultivates himself according to that dharma of What Is Cultivation? The true gift that I give to everyone is the Buddha-dharma. If everyone could follow that Buddha-dharma and deeply penetrate it, light would pervade everywhere, the world would be at peace, and living beings would be forever happy, experiencing limitless beneficial effects and obtaining complete blessings and wisdom.”
Let us put aside for the moment those thirty main categories of accomplishments. There is another matter that proves H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the greatest holy being. On many occasions between 1995 and 2000 when H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was expounding the dharma, His Holiness openly declared, If anyone asks a question about anything in the universe that I cannot answer or that I answer incorrectly, then I am not qualified to expound the Buddha-dharma to living beings. I will give everyone five years to ask any questions. This five-year vow is a manifestation of dharma. After the five-year vow period has passed, I will not carry out this vow any longer. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III openly made such a vow on many occasions, which were recorded on tape.
That five-year period has long since passed. Numerous people posed a variety of questions. Whether the question was about Buddha-dharma or worldly matters, the questioner received a satisfactory and accurate answer. Not one question baffled H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. In the recordings of dharma discourses given by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, we can often hear this open declaration of the Holiest Tathagata as well as questions posed and answers given. His Holiness not only answered questions posed by Asians, His Holiness also answered questions after questions posed by westerners. One example of this occurred in St. Louis, Missouri. After the chairman of the American League of Colleges and Universities heard the impromptu answers of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to questions posed by college and university deans, presidents, professors, and doctorate degree holders, he was so moved he slapped himself on each cheek in front of those dozen or so people. He then excitedly stated that he has lived in vain for all of these years and that the answers he heard H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III give had deeply benefited him.
The universe is boundlessly vast, with no beginning, ending, or limits. What type of person would dare say, There is no question in the universe that I cannot answer? Furthermore, His Holiness openly vowed that He would give both holy and ordinary people five years to pose any questions. What type of person has such high realization and accomplishment? How could a human being have such omniscience? Yet, this is not a fabrication. The facts irrefutably prove that the realization of His Holiness, at that time called Master Wan Ko Yee, is such that there is nothing His Holiness does not understand! Is such a person an ordinary holy being? Such a person is absolutely not merely an ordinary Bodhisattva. This was a mystery for a long time.
Who, after all, is this being of holy virtue? Is His Holiness from heaven or from a Buddha-land?H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III always responds to such questions by saying He is an ordinary person. Moreover, His Holiness has never divulged to anyone which holy being He was in any previous life. His Holiness often speaks of clearly believing in cause and effect and often expounds the tathata. His Holiness has said that He is everyones servant and that He is an ordinary cultivator. But we can see from the real accomplishments that no one in this world can be found who can attain even half of the accomplishments that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has laid out before our eyes! If anyone doubts this, then there is a very simple solution. We welcome anyone to come forward and break this record of His Holiness. If anyone can attain the accomplishments of His Holiness in only fifteen main categories, then we believe such a person is also a Buddha who has come to the world. Everyone knows that the abilities of an average person cannot surpass those of a holy being, such as an eminent monastic, great rinpoche, or highly virtuous person. Could it be that one who is fully proficient in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism, who has deeply mastered the Five Vidyas, and who possesses great wisdom belongs in the category of an ordinary, average cultivator? Conversely, could it be that one who is not proficient in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism, who has not mastered all Five Vidyas or who does not understand even one vidya, and whose wisdom is low is a Buddha or Bodhisattva? Could it be that the Buddha-dharma of the Buddha characterizes those who are enlightened as stupid and those who are unenlightened and ordinary as the wisest? The truth of the Buddhas teachings is that the higher ones state of realization and virtue is, the higher ones manifestations of wisdom are. Buddhas are called Buddhas because their wisdom is so high that they reached a level of enlightenment in which there is nothing they cannot do. This is a matter that even we ordinary people can understand. Could it be that holy beings would need to ponder such a matter? It would be ridiculous if any holy being needed to ponder such a matter. How could such a person be called a holy being?
The Wondrous Multicolored Sculptures of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III are holy objects that cannot be duplicated by any other person in the world. But think about something. Is Sakyamuni Buddha able to create such sculptures? There is nothing the Buddha cannot do. Of course, that would be a very small matter for the Buddha. Could Kuan Yin Bodhisattva or Manjushri Bodhisattva create such sculptures? Of course, for them it would also be nothing difficult. You cannot deny the wisdom of the Buddha and great mahasattvas by saying that they could not accomplish such a small task. If someone lacks even that small amount of realization, can such a person be said to be the incarnation of the Buddha, Kuan Yin, Manjushri, or Samantabhadra Mahasattva? Could we possibly contend that the Buddha and great Bodhisattvas cannot create such sculptures? Conversely, surely we cannot say that the realization and wisdom of those who can create such sculptures are low, yet the realization and wisdom of those who cannot create such sculptures are high. Let us use the example of a boulder. We certainly cannot say that those who can lift a boulder have little physical strength, while those who cannot lift it have great physical strength. It is the same line of reasoning.
Although this is the line of reasoning, who descended into this world and incarnated as H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee after all? How is it that there is no question His Holiness is unable to answer? How is it that there is nothing His Holiness does not understand? How is it that His Holiness has so many first-rate accomplishments? How is it that no other person can duplicate some of the things that His Holiness has created? The answer to such questions truly seemed to be a mystery that would never be solved.
With the slow passage of time, these questions still could not be answered. Then, holy monks and dharma kings whose level of accomplishment is of the highest order in the world read the book A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma. This caused a great sensation and they passed around the book to other holy monks and dharma kings of the highest order to read. These people of great and holy virtue, who are incarnations of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, entered a profound state of supernatural vision through either meditation or practice of the dharma. They then announced the background of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, who was long ago recognized by H.H. Great Dharma King Zunsheng (the manifestation of Mahavairocana Buddha) as Buddha Vajrdhara. Through strict practice of the dharma and meditation these holy monastics deeply entered the dharma realm and supernaturally saw the true source. Read More>>