On April 3, 2008, a solemn and dignified first-publishing ceremony of a fact-recording book entitled H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, which published jointly by the World Buddhism Publishing LLC and the World Dharma Voice, Inc., was held at the Library of the Congress of the United States. The book was also formally accepted into the collection of the Library of the Congress of the United States. Only since that time, did people in the world know that Master Wan Ko Yee, who had been broadly respected by the great masses and who had also been known as Great Dharma King Yangwo Yeshe Norbu, had been recognized by the world’s leaders, regent dharma kings, and great rinpoches of Buddhism through official documents as the third incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, who is the primordial Sambhogakaya Buddha of the universe. The Buddha’s name is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Since then, people began to address His Holiness the Buddha by “Namo Dorje Chang Buddha III.” This is similar to the situation that Sakyamuni Buddha’s name was Prince Siddhartha Gotama before attaining Buddhahood. However, after Sakyamuni Buddha had attained Buddhahood, His title changed to “Namo Sakyamuni Buddha.” That is why we now address His Holiness the Buddha as “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.” In particular, on December 12, 2012, the Senate Resolution No. 614 of the United States Congress officially used “His Holiness” in the name addressing Dorje Chang Buddha III (That is to say, “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.”) Since then, the title and status of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has been definitive by nature. And, as a matter of fact, “Dorje Chang Buddha III” is a name used legally in governmental and official legislative documents. Therefore, the previously used respected name and titles such as “Wan Ko Yee,” Great Master, and Great Dharma King no longer exist. However, the news below was published before the Buddha’s title of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was publicly announced. At that time, people did not know about the true status of His Holiness the Buddha. Therefore, to respect the true history, we still kept the names used before the title of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was legitimately determined in republishing this news. However, all must clearly know that the only legitimate name of His Holiness the Buddha is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and all other names used before the legitimate determination no longer exist.
H.Res. 1423 (110th): Congratulating Master Wan Ko Yee, a permanent resident of the United States, on the publication of his teachings and accomplishments in the book titled, “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma”.
The text of the resolution below is as of Sep 10, 2008 (Introduced). The resolution was not adopted.Download PDF
H. RES. 1423
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 10, 2008
Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida (for herself and Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
Congratulating Master Wan Ko Yee, a permanent resident of the United States, on the publication of his teachings and accomplishments in the book titled,
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma.
Whereas approximately 6,000,000 of the more than 360,000,000 adherents of Buddhism worldwide reside in the United States;
Whereas Buddhist leaders have affirmed through written proclamation that Master Wan Ko Yee is both an honored leader of Buddhism and the true incarnation of Buddha on earth;
Whereas the book
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma, published by the International Buddhism Sangha Association, presents testimonies, recognitions, and congratulations from great Dharma Kings and Rinpoches around the world who proclaim Master Wan Ko Yee as the primordial Buddha, namely H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.
Whereas copies of
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma have been presented to the Library of Congress and are being placed in Buddhist temples and public libraries in the United States as a reference book on Buddhism;
Whereas in October 2003, Congress honored Master Wan Ko Yee by hosting an exhibition of his Yun sculpture in the Capitol; and
Whereas Master Wan Ko Yee has for many years selflessly contributed to relieving the suffering of human beings, furthering world peace, and promoting spiritual enlightenment through his teachings of Buddhism: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—(1)
recognizes Master Wan Ko Yee as the true incarnation of the primordial Buddha, namely H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III; and(2)
commends him for his outstanding contributions to his community, his new country, his religion, and all human beings throughout the world.
H.Res. 1423 (110th): Congratulating Master Wan Ko Yee, a permanent resident of the United States, on the publication of his teachings and accomplishments in the book titled, “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma”
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