Learning from Buddha is a supreme Dharma treasure. It will be difficult to attain accomplishment without learning this Dharma.
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The following is the book’s table of contents.
Table of Contents
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1. Learning from Buddha (Part 1 of 3, Lesson 1) – If You Learn Dharma but Do Not Cultivate Yourself, You Cannot Attain Accomplishment
2. Learning from Buddha (Part 2 of 3, Lesson 2) – If You Cultivate Yourself but Do Not Learn Dharma, You Cannot Generate Realization Powers
3. Learning from Buddha (Part 3 of 3, Lesson 3) – If You Do Not Put into Practice the Lessons You Have Heard on Cultivation and Dharma, It Will Be Like Trying to Scoop up the Reflection of the Moon on Water
Explanation by the Publisher
Before you respectfully read the book Learning from Buddha, we would first like to let you know the origin and background of His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III and our purpose in publishing this book. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the true incarnation of the Primordial Sambhogakaya Buddha, Dorje Chang Buddha.
This is not a self-proclaimed or a self-conferred status. Rather, the status of His Holiness the Buddha is universally recognized by leaders, regent Dharma kings, and great rinpoches of all the major sects of Tibetan Buddhism through the issuance of official recognition documents. They include Great Dharma King Dodrupchen, the world-wide reigning lineage-holder of the great Rainbow Body Dharma and the guru of Jigme Phuntok; Great Dharma King Achuk; Great Dharma King Penor; Great Dharma King Jigme Dorje; Great Dharma King Trulshik; Great Dharma King Taklung Tsetrul; Dharma King Gongbao Dumu Qujie; Regent Dharma King Shamarpa; Great Holy Guru Tangtong Gyalpo; and other top leaders of Buddhism. They issued official written documents universally recognizing the status of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Moreover, based on the outcome of the Vajra Fa-Man Determination by Holy Selection Dharma (金剛法曼擇決), 1 the recognitions issued by those top leaders of Buddhism were conclusively determined to be valid, affirming that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the true incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, the Primordial Buddha!
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the only one in the history of Buddhism to have received such a large number of recognitions and to be recognized with such supreme status. Thus, as you can well imagine, the Dharma imparted by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has naturally become a marvelous treasure that is the highest Buddha Dharma. The Dharma imparted by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is rooted in the truth and suits the spiritual capacity of different people. The Dharma principles are clear, incisive, and with the appropriate degree of depth. Dharma impartations of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III are the best Buddhist sutras. They are supreme, wonderful treasures that best suit all cultivators in their quest to learn Buddha Dharma, enabling them to quickly become accomplished.
This book, Learning from Buddha, is a Dharma that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III openly imparted in Miami, Florida for disciples who accompanied Him on that trip. It is also a most important Dharma treasure that all Buddhist disciples must study and put into practice in order to attain accomplishment and liberation. When this Dharma was being imparted, a gigantic leaf of a Western bodhi tree fell from the air in front of all who were there. That occurrence added a holy miracle to this Dharma treasure.
Our purpose in publishing this Buddhist text at this time is to make it convenient for people to study the teachings of His Holiness the Buddha, implement such teachings in both cultivation and Dharma practice, and thereby walk the path of benefiting living beings, bringing peace to the world, experiencing bliss, and becoming accomplished and liberated. It is our honor as well as our duty to learn the teachings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and do all we can to further the good actions and welfare of living beings.
1 Pronounced in Chinese “Jin Gang Fa-Man Ze Jue (金剛法曼擇決),” it is a supreme Holy Dharma to derive a conclusive and absolutely correct determination, such as determining the authenticity of the reincarnation of a Buddha, Bodhisattva, Arhat, or rinpoche.
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Explanation by United International World Buddhism Association HeadquartersThe blue text below is a complete transcript of the words spoken by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III regarding the publication of the photos. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said:
United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters2 has requested permission to publish and distribute these two photos of me and asked me to say a few words. First of all, I will not accept any money from the sale of the photos. However, your Headquarters should set a low price for those who purchase them. The name on the photos is Dorje Chang Buddha III. Whether I agree or not, this will be the way the name is written. This is my name, which was recognized and corroborated in official documents issued by leaders of many Buddhist sects throughout the world! It was legally affirmed by the government! It is not a name I conferred upon myself. Although the title of Buddha has been legally affirmed in my name, nevertheless, I am very humbled, and this title means nothing to me. I am not a Bodhisattva, not an Arhat, not a venerable one, not a Dharma king, and not a rinpoche. I am not a holy person. I am one with a heart of humility. When your Headquarters publishes the photos, do not add “Namo” to my name. I am not qualified to be honored with the title “Namo.”
I previously vowed to bear karma on behalf of living beings. My physical strength greatly weakened. I quickly became exhausted, and an aged appearance emerged. Rather than saying I bore karma on behalf of living beings, it would be better to say that my humble body was weak and sickly. Recently, United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters insisted on using my photo to perform the Vajra Fa-Man Determination by Holy Selection Dharma. Regardless of what selection method you use to determine my status, I will not accept it. That is because I am just an ordinary person. The photo of my youthful appearance was the result of having washed my face with medicine given to me by an elder virtuous one. Actually, more cosmetic treatment methods already exist in the field of medicine nowadays. I do not know the Buddha Dharma to reverse old age and return to a youthful appearance. As time goes on, I will gradually become old again. This is because I am a person who is just like you, with no ability to stop the process of impermanence. However, I have one thing that is different from you! I have what Buddhists need, the highest-level great Dharma of the Tathagatas to attain perfect liberation and accomplishment. This is also the same Dharma possessed by all Buddhas in the ten directions: Stay far away from feudal superstition, strange or heretically induced phenomena, evil masters, deceivers, non-Buddhists under the guise of Buddhism, cults, evil teachings, and evil books. Strictly abide by the precepts and disciplinary rules of Buddhism. Establish great compassion as your foundation. Do not do anything that is evil. Do all things that are good. Give up self-interests and benefit others. Patiently endure humiliation and adversity. Practice humility. Purify the mind. When encountering living beings, regardless of whether they are handicapped, deficient, sick, or healthy, treat them all equally as family members. Know that all phenomena are governed by causality. With good causes, you receive good retributions. Good retributions yield good fruits. Good fruits enable you to receive the true Dharma. Relying on the Dharma, you can achieve perfect good fortune and wisdom. Then you can step into the state of accomplishment, break away from the sufferings that living beings experience, cease transmigrating in the cycle of birth and death, and accomplish the perfect enlightenment of a Buddha!
These are the teachings and precepts that I practice and uphold. I say without the slightest ambiguity that the Buddha Dharma I impart is absolutely the true Dharma of the Tathagatas possessed by all Buddhas in the ten directions! I cannot be modest about this. Why? I must speak true words. Otherwise, I would mislead practitioners. If you truly practice the Supreme and Unsurpassable Mahamudra of Liberation; thoroughly comprehend Imparting the Absolute Truth Through the Heart Sutra; often listen to my audio-recorded Dharma discourses that have not been altered or spoken in my stead by other people and, best of all, read published books that record the Dharma I imparted; and if you are truly devout toward all Buddhas, then I, Dorje Chang Buddha III, guarantee that you will learn great Dharma to achieve perfect good fortune and wisdom and will attain accomplishment in your current lifetime!
If you are a master with disciples, you must at least study in depth some sutras and commentaries as a foundation, such as the Heart Sutra, the Diamond Sutra, the Avatamsaka Sutra, the Lotus Sutra, the Suramgama Sutra, the Agama Sutras, the Hetu-Vidya Treatise, the Madhyamaka Treatise, the Abhidharma-kosa Treatise, the Prajna Treatises, the Precepts and Discipline Treatise, the Consciousness-Only Treatise, the Lam Rim Chen Mo, the Bodhisattvacharyavatara Treatise, and others. Doing so will reduce the possibility of leading others astray in the process of teaching.
Some people have now mentioned that they just want to learn my medicinal cosmetic regimen. Fine! As long as you thoroughly learn either The Xiaman Most Excellent Oceanic Mind Essence (暇滿殊勝海心髓) or The Ultimate Bodhicitta for Attaining Dharma-Nature True-Thusness Oceanic Mind Essence (最勝菩提空行海心髓) in The Supreme and Unsurpassable Mahamudra of Liberation and have put into actual practice what you learn, you can be assured that the highest, holiest great Dharma will be available to you for achieving perfect good fortune and wisdom, liberation, and accomplishment! At that time, why would you still need any medicinal cosmetic regimen?
Finally, I remind you that you must pay attention to something. Some people, including some who are masters, are now using my name to commit fraud in various ways. I hope that you will be careful and observe with caution. Be cautious!
Whoever distributes my above contrasting photos must be sure to include my words stated above. Anyone who removes my words and just distributes the photos is undoubtedly an evil person!
2 Its current name is World Buddhism Association Headquarters.
The following are honest words from us at United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters:
We at the Headquarters respectfully studied the spoken words of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, which caused all of us at the Headquarters to be extremely humbled. There are some people among us Buddhists who truly regard themselves as great Bodhisattvas. They boast that someone like them can only be found in the heavens but not on earth. However, in reality, they do not bear the slightest indication of realization or accomplishment. They only know how to pose as venerable ones, Dharma kings, great rinpoches, great Dharma masters, or gurus but do not know to cultivate themselves!
As a true Buddha living in the world at this time, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has never been concerned about damaging His own honor, status, or image, for He has effaced Himself in order to benefit living beings by saying that He is an ordinary person like everyone else. In reality, the facts prove that in the few-thousand-year history of Buddhism, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is truly one who has actually manifested the pinnacle of attainment in both Exoteric and Esoteric Buddhism and perfection in the Five Vidyas! His Holiness the Buddha is also the only one in the history of Buddhism who has made it His practice to benefit and serve living beings without accepting any offerings.
One should know that all things cannot be separated from the law of cause and effect. The retribution that is induced through causality is like a shadow following the body that casts it. The accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III are the fruits manifested from the cause of being a Buddha! Precisely because of this, it is simply impossible to find anyone who can be assessed as being comparable to Him. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said not to use “Namo” in His name. Therefore, we originally did not use that honorific prefix in the heading over one of the photos. However, after His identity as a Buddha was definitively confirmed through the Vajra Fa-Man Determination by Holy Selection Dharma, we must add the honorific prefix “Namo” and/or “H.H.” to His name. The two photos were taken in the presence of many people. The photo showing an aged appearance was taken on October 18, 2012. The photo showing a reversal of old age and a return to a youthful appearance was taken on the next day, October 19th. As a result of bearing negative karma for living beings, over a three-month period, the face of His Holiness the Buddha turned into that of an aged, exhausted person. Many of the people who saw this lost heart in their own cultivation. Compelled by this pressing condition and having no other choice, His Holiness the Buddha had to quickly rejuvenate, cast away exhaustion, and restore physical strength for everyone to witness. His face changed into a youthful appearance that was even more dignified and handsome than when He was in His youth. As of now, there is simply no medicine in this world that can so quickly reverse old age, restore a youthful appearance, greatly change facial features, regenerate eyebrows, and restore physical strength. Just based on these two contrasting photos taken within two consecutive days, could this possibly be an ordinary person? Would you say so?
To prove the point, Wangzha Shangzun (旺扎上尊), a Great Holy Guru with the status of Gold Button Grade Three, did a demonstration on an elderly person who was more than sixty years old. This person was collectively nominated by those who were present at the demonstration. In about ten minutes, while all were watching, the empowerment by Wangzha Shangzun caused one entire side of this elderly person’s face to return to a youthful appearance of about thirty years of age. This enabled all of the attendees to witness right there the fact of restoring youth through Buddha Dharma and the striking contrast between the two sides of that person’s face. Wangzha Shangzun said, “This little bit of realization power that I have is childish and laughable in front of His Holiness the Buddha. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the universe. I am just a tiny stone particle. No matter how many of us who are called venerable ones and Dharma kings are put together, we would not be qualified even to carry the shoes of His Holiness the Buddha.”
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III does not acknowledge that He is a Buddha, but we must present the true facts to living beings. Hence, the Vajra Fa-Man Determination by Holy Selection Dharma, a great Dharma of the Tathagatas to verify the status of the holiest of all holy ones, was performed by Wangzha Shangzun at two Dharma assemblies. Mozhi Jiaozun (莫知教尊), Dharma King Gar Tongstan (祿東贊法王), Kaichu Ruzun (開初孺尊) and several dozens of eminent monks, greatly virtuous ones, and laypersons were present to bear witness. In front of the watching crowd, an image was put on a bare, flat table. A pinch of Ganges River sand was then placed above the top of the hair of the image. As Wangzha Shangzun was performing the Dharma, the Ganges River sand suddenly underwent a miraculous transformation that astounded everyone there. The sand stacked up grain by grain, forming strands resembling hair. The strands of hair quickly and automatically wove themselves into a Sambhogakaya Buddha Crown that appeared on top of the head of an image of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and on the top of the head of an image of Shakyamuni Buddha. On the other hand, when the same Dharma was performed to verify the status of Huineng (惠能), the sixth patriarch of the Zen School, only a Bodhisattva Dharma Crown manifested. For further details, please see the written oaths signed by the witnesses present on that day.
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said that He is an ordinary person. This is already untenable. Even if we put aside the fact that His Holiness the Buddha has perfect mastery of Exoteric and Esoteric Buddhism and has reached the pinnacle of attainment in the Five Vidyas, the photos showing the rapid reversal of His appearance from old age to youthfulness are right in front of our eyes. This is ironclad evidence! This is irrefutable!
Simply based on the ironclad determination of the Vajra Fa-Man Determination by Holy Selection Dharma, it has been conclusively determined that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the Primordial Ancient Buddha, Dorje Chang Buddha, who has come to this world. At the same time, the Holy Selection Dharma also confirmed that Namo Shakyamuni Buddha is a true Buddha. This is undeniable! People who attended the Vajra Fa-Man Determination by Holy Selection Dharma Assembly that day personally saw what happened and took serious oaths of truth. They then signed their names, bearing witness to what they saw.
As long as you practice according to the Dharma imparted by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, His Holiness the Buddha has guaranteed that you will attain accomplishment. This is a declaration by His Holiness the Buddha; it is not a hollow statement. Among those who have already learned Dharma transmitted by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, greatly accomplished ones abound and are there for all to see. They are known to the public by their names, the Dharmas they practice, and their accomplishments. Could it be said that these facts do not exist? The ironclad evidence is monumental!
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