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.Buddha light bathed the temple, Hua Zang Si the night before the Dharma Assembly to mark its opening. Everyone at the scene saw the auspicious sign of a mani vajra beam appear within the Buddha light in the sky. (Photograph taken by Guang-Ming Li)
In the evening of December 25 th , 2004, we were all working so hard to prepare for the next day’s grand opening of Hua Zang Si. Shu-Hui Chiang received a phone call from H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata, who at that time was a thousand miles away from San Francisco, asking whether Hua Zang Si was blessed by a Buddha light. This was the first time Shu-Hui Chiang received a direct call from H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III. She was somewhat nervous but still reported to H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III honestly, “There isn’t any Buddha light. It is cloudy and drizzling in San Francisco.” According to the weather forecast, it will start raining soon. After Shu-Hui Chiang’s report, H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III told her clearly, “Notify everyone in Hua Zang Si. There will soon be a Buddha light to bless Hua Zang Si for the grand opening.” So she did. We all waited outside for the Buddha light. Not long, the clouds suddenly spread out.
The sky became clear. Right on top of Hua Zang Si, there was a big circle of multi-color Buddha light shining around the moon. It seemed like a curtain and shined down upon Hua Zang Si to bless it. There was a news report giving the details of the Buddha light that night.
All that is described above is nothing but the truth. If there is anything fake about this, I am willing to bear all punishment. If it is true, I dedicate all the merits to all living beings, who I wish would have the opportunity to listen to the dharma discourses of H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata.
Buddhist disciple, Long Hui Shih
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