I prostrate to and circumambulate Buddha Vajradhara three times!
The karmic conditions of countless living beings have matured. The compassion of this Buddha has transformed into teachings on exoteric and esoteric Buddhism. The teachings contained in A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma shine forth with the brilliant rays of His Holiness’s great compassion and wisdom. With pure body, speech, and mind, I convey the following invocation: May the dharma protectors in the ten directions protect and bless. May all go well with living beings. May they soon hear the true dharma. To attain liberation from the cycle of birth and death, may living beings avail themselves of the karmic conditions under which H.H. Dojre Chang Buddha Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu now lives in the world.
Together we praise!
The body and lifespan of the Buddha Vajradhara of the dharma realm never comes to an end.
His Holiness manifests Mahayana states and has the most wondrous powers of great compassion.
His Holiness perfectly possesses exoteric and esoteric dharma.
Thus, His Holiness is the flawless protector of sentient beings.
His Holiness boundlessly liberates living beings.
His Holiness’s will to draw living beings to liberation is eternal, unchanging, and firm.
I hereby specially offer my respectful praise!
Dharma King Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo
Nov. 15, 2006
According to historical records and their translations, when Sakyamuni Buddha lived in this world, H.E. Dharma King Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo was a disciple called Da Te, who was a fourth stage Arhat. When the Buddha-dharma entered Tibet in the eighth century, the dharma king took birth as a close disciple of Guru Padmasambhava by the name of Gelong Namuke Niangbo. He helped Guru Padmasambhava propagate the dharma and saved countless living beings. He, Shantaraksita and others also made an outstanding contribution to the establishment of the Nyingma sect. In his next life, he reincarnated as Duqin Langwa, an eminent monk of the Nyingma sect.
As for this current life, H.E. Dharma King Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo was born in 1930, which is the year of the iron horse according to the Tibetan calendar. He was born in the area between the Manchu River and Machen Pomra Mountain. When born, the dharma king was in the cross-legged lotus sitting posture, did not cry, and had a smile on his face. He looked upward as he focused on the spot between his eyebrows. Everyone in that area saw that he resembled a Buddha.
When Canzu Chengjiangba Qiuqin, a person greatly accomplished in the dharma, saw the dharma king, he recognized the dharma king’s status by saying, “This is a magnificent holy being!” He then offered a pure white kharda (silk scarf) and predicted that the dharma king would definitely be successor to the true dharma of the Jonang sect. Jiangyang Sala, who was a nirmanakaya of Vajrasattva, was referring to the dharma king when he said before passing away that he was very happy to have encountered someone just like his root master Awang Pama Trizin Lama, whose status was extremely high in Tibet. Vajra Master Angong Lama once said to H.E. Dharma King Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo that wherever there is air, the dharma king exists.
As one who possesses the supreme esoteric dharma from a variety of dharma lineages, the dharma king does not have a mind that differentiates. His method of teaching also does not differentiate between sects. Furthermore, he even advocates that the various sects not be differentiated. He has several thousand monastic disciples who are rinpoches from all of the various sects. For example, the Kalachakra Vajra Great Initiation conducted by the dharma king at the Longshijia Temple in 2005 was attended by people from the Geluk, Nyingma, Jonang, Sakya, and Kagyu sects, which are the major sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Almost 4,000 monastics representing 36 temples attended that initiation, as did over 140,000 laypersons, making it an grand occasion.
A person by the name of Kewei Zabo was able to avoid the bullets of a firearm without being harmed in the least because he wore a vajra string given to him by the dharma king. Everyone in the area where this event occurred knows about this. Both his monastic and lay disciples all know of the dharma king’s accomplishments and have the utmost faith in him. This great yogi who long ago realized supreme enlightenment often leaves his footprints and handprints on rocks and, when necessary, flies into the air in the cross-legged sitting posture. In the autumn of 2007, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III recognized H.E. Dharma King Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo as the incarnation of Duqin Langwa.
The spacious Longshijia Temple is known for the real dharma practice of its monastics. Numerous eminent monks of great virtue have over the past few hundred years become accomplished in the dharma through self-cultivation in that temple. The dharma practice of the Jonang sect is very strict. This sect is world-renowned for its authentic practice of the Kalachakra Vajra esoteric dharma. All monastics in Longshijia Temple must go into retreat for a time period of three years plus three months plus three days, after which they are allowed to enter the hall and recite passages from the sutras. Each monk has real dharma power. Many disciples of the dharma king have already realized the fruit of Arhatship or one of the stages of a Bodhisattva. Among such disciples, the accomplishments of Ngagwang Pedma Nuobu Rinpoche are the most remarkable. Each time after one completes a retreat, he has to undergo a strict test given to him by H.E. Dharma King Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo. For example, one is tested on one’s ability to control one’s flow of energy and one’s breathing. One must be able to stop breathing for at least thirty minutes to pass the test. A very small number of disciples who have become accomplished in their cultivation, such as Ngagwang Pedma Nuobu Rinpoche and Quyang Rinpoche, must undergo the Vajra Fist and the Earthquake Wheel Yoga flying tests. This requires their body and their nature to merge as one. Their body must soar into the air. When descending, they must land on an egg without breaking it. Only then will their performance be considered satisfactory. Only then will they be qualified to go out and accept disciples and transmit this type of esoteric dharma.