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What I Have Learned From Listening to the Recorded Dharma Expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III- Helping Others Is the Source of Happiness

What I Have Learned From Listening to the Recorded Dharma Expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

What I Have Learned From Listening to the Recorded Dharma Expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III-Helping Others Is the Source of Happiness.

 

 

People often say that helping others is the source of happiness. It rings especially true for me as I grew up in a Buddhist family. I feel very happy if others are happy. When I saw a small dead animal by the street, I would find a place to bury it and chant mantras for its well-being in the afterlife. When I had extra household items, I would donate them to help those in need. When I met homeless people on the street, I always helped them as much as I could. At the time of my graduation from college, my goal was to make a lot of money so I could help even more people.

 

I feel very happy when I can help others.

 

One day, I met a Buddhist sister who is one of good knowledge in Buddhism. She invited me to her home altar. I prostrated to the Buddha and listened to the recorded dharma expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Because His Holiness the Buddha’s voice had a Sichuan dialect accent, I found it hard to understand. However, I was determined to concentrate and give my best effort. In the end, with the Buddha’s blessings, I was able to grasp part of the meaning of the dharma.

 

Through the years, with my Buddhist family background, I have learned a variety of Buddhist rituals and formalities and attended a lot of Buddhist classes for beginners and youth, and dharma assemblies, etc.  However, none of these can be compared to the Dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, which is truly the greatest I have ever encountered in my life. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III pointed out to us the proper ways to cultivate oneself (in What is Cultivation? as contained in the dharma transmitted by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III) and how to master the dharma with step-by-step instructions how to walk on the path to liberation. I instinctively realized right then that I had found the true Buddha Dharma.  I felt like I have found a treasure and was very grateful for H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.   I was also very thankful to the Buddhist sister.

 

Afterward I learned that many disciples of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III had already achieved great accomplishments, for example, H.E. Dharma King Ciren Gyatso Venerable Gar Tongstan IV,H.E. Kai Chu Rinpoche, Jian Hui Dharma Master who can fly in high speed, Hui Xiu Liu who passed away in a sitting position and had attained liberation from the cycle of birth and death, and layperson Yu Shan Ho who gained rebirth in the Western Paradise of the Ultimate Bliss, etc. (They are just a few examples out of many.)

 

I was very excited for a long time. I want to thank H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and all Bodhisattvas, who made it possible for me to meet the true ancient Buddha in real life and learn correct Buddha-dharma. I realized that the way I was helping others before was so superficial compared to the true Buddha-dharma. If everyone could listen to the Dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, cultivate according to the correct dharma, start on personal improvement, do all good deeds and eradicate all evil thoughts, deeds or words, then, the cause and effect would be changed for the better and lead us to liberation from reincarnation and true happiness! I would like to work even harder to help others to get to know and listen to the recorded dharma expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Only then, will they get on the path to true happiness and liberation.

 

Xiaofen Hong

 

Link: https://greatprajna.org/2017/06/20/what-i-have-learned-from-listening-to-the-recorded-dharma-expounded-by-h-h-dorje-chang-buddha-iii-helping-others-is-the-source-of-happiness/

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The Mala Returned to the Practitioners Miraculously due to their Devotion

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The Mala Returned to the Practitioners Miraculously

due to their Devotion

 

One night in August of 2008, my wife drove home and pulled over at the street outside of our house. She was on the phone with her sister in China. Because of the hot weather, she put away the mala on her wrist, placed it on the car seat, and opened the windows. The next day, after she woke up, she could not find her mala. She then recalled that she was on the phone with her sister in the car. She said to me, “I might have forgotten the mala in the car.” She hurried to the car to look for it. She went through the whole car and still could not find it. As she raised her head, she found out that the right rear window was open. She then realized that the situation had gotten serious. Somebody must have stolen the mala since she forgot to close the window.

This is a very beautiful Buddhist mala made of multi-colored stones. What makes it precious is that it has been empowered by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. We regard it as priceless. After my wife got back, she was very frustrated. She sat on the chair and stayed silent for a long time. I kind of complained to her, “Look, how can you be so careless? You should not have misplaced it.” She remained silent. I did not say more, knowing that she was already very upset. I comforted her, “There is nothing else to do since it’s already lost. I’ll get another one for you.” Upon hearing this, she burst into tears. She mumbled, “This is a mala empowered by the Buddha. Where else can you find another one like this?” I was stunned by her outburst. I tried to calm her down and said,” Don’t cry. Don’t cry. I’ll get another one for you for now. Then, we’ll have to wait for another karmic condition for the blessing.”

Ever since, my wife always had regret. She often complained, “I’ve lost such a good mala!” Two months later, one day, my wife was about to fix a button. She took out the sewing box and yelled out, “Come look! Come look! My mala!” I ran over and saw the multi-colored stone mala in her hand. Her face was lit up with joy. She wondered, “That’s strange. How can my mala end up here? It’s impossible that I’ll ever put the mala in the sewing box! That’s odd, very odd!” She mumbled as she tried to figure it out, but, I know that deep inside her heart, she was very happy.

Then, it dawned on me that this is a true manifestation of the almighty power of the Buddha Dharma. I have read many testimonials of the manifestations of Buddha Dharma and holy feats. Yet, I have never encountered one personally. I thought it had to be the sincere devotion and repentance of my wife that invoked the compassion of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. The Dharma protectors had sent the priceless mala which had been empowered by the Buddha back to us. I immediately said to my wife, “Come on, let’s go and prostrate to thank the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.”

From the incident, I deeply realized that Buddha Dharma is true and not false. It is limitless. As long as we have the pure and sincere heart for the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, they will definitely empower us and make our wishes come true. My faith has also deepened. I am determined to cherish the rare and auspicious karmic condition in this life time. I will follow closely with H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, study hard and cultivate. I will persist on a practice in accordance with the teachings. I will fight to realize the ultimate Bodhi and attain liberation. With true realized virtue and power, I will take on the mission of the Tathagatha- the great Buddhist career of saving all beings.

I hereby swear that what I have just mentioned is true and not false. If ever I speak falsely and deceive the public, I will degenerate to the Vajra Hell. If my praises of the magnificent Buddha Dharma are true, I hope to dedicate the merits to my Buddha master and all sentient beings in the three spheres and the six realms. May the Dharma wheel of the Buddha turn forever.

May the Buddha Dharma shine universally to everyone in the world. May all sentient beings in the three spheres and six realms be given the opportunities to listen to the correct Dharma of Dorje Chang Buddha. May we all realize Bodhi together. Amitabha!

By Renqin Sangbo

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The Dharma Water Manifests Buddha Power– The Sincere Prayers to Buddhas Clear Unknown Illness

The Dharma Water Manifests Buddha Power

The Dharma Water Manifests Buddha Power

The Sincere Prayers to Buddhas Clear Unknown Illness

 

In Mid-October 2011, when layperson Ling-Xian Chen from New York came to San Francisco to visit Hua Zang Si (a temple in United States that propagates the dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III), she came to my place to listen to the Dharma. When I saw her, she seemed very gloomy. After a few words with her, I learned that her daughter-in-law, Su-Qing Chen in Taiwan was suffering from an unknown illness. She had  gone through several examinations at various hospitals and still could not find the cause of it. She was in agonizing pain and her body was so weak that her weight had gone down to 39 kilos. Layperson Ling-Xian Chen was very worried about this and was about to rush back to pay her a visit in Taiwan. At that time, I recalled that I had the Dharma water empowered by the Buddha. I made a small bottle for her and asked her to bring it to her daughter-in-law. I also asked her to tell her daughter-in-law to have faith in Buddha Dharma, truly repent her beginning-less karmic hindrances and sincerely beseech empowerment from the Buddhas.

After layperson Ling-Xian Chen arrived in Taiwan, she then learned that her daughter-in-law had suffered from the illness since the beginning of the year. Her symptoms started with skin rashes and itchiness. She had sought cures from everywhere to no avail. Then in October her illness got worse. She was not able to swallow. If she drank, the water would flow out of her nostrils; if she ate, the food would get stuck in her throat. The last resort was nasogastric intubation for feeding. On October 18, they found the name of the illness – dermatomyositis, but there was no cure for it. They could only treat her with corticosteroids or antibiotics. Afterwards, she experienced chest pain as a result of liquid retention in the lungs. They took out the liquid, yet the chest pain did not go away. After another check-up, they found a tear in the esophagus. Feeding through a tube was then stopped.

November 5 was the first time when layperson Ling-Xian Chen fed her daughter-in-law the Dharma water. She poured the pure Dharma water in the tube and asked her daughter-in-law how she felt about it. She said that it felt good and tasted fragrant. Afterwards, layperson Ling-Xian Chen poured the rest of the Dharma water evenly in several mineral water bottles. Every day she gave some of it to her daughter-in-law and comforted her daughter-in-law saying that with the Dharma water, she will receive the empowerment from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. As long as she has faith, she will have hope.

The prolong use of antibiotics and corticosteroids lead to anemia and malnutrition. At one point her limbs almost fell paralyzed and she could not even take care of her biological needs. To restore the tube feeding, the tube was inserted all the way to the small intestine which was a very painful process. After the evaluations were done by several departments, they decided on a surgery to suture the tear on the esophagus. On December 16, while in the surgery, the surgeons found that the tear of the esophagus had gotten too big, like the shape of a trumpet, to suture. They also found two additional small holes next to the heart. At the end, they redirected the tube from the top to a lower position and decided on a gastrostomy tube placement surgery which was then scheduled on January 4. After the surgery, her daughter-in-law was placed in ICU.

During this period of time, layperson Ling-Xian Chen insisted on feeding her daughter-in-law the mineral water mixed with the Dharma water. She had drunken seven or eight bottles all together. Gadu Rinpoche had chanted a sutra and beseeched blessings for her. The monastics of Hua Zang Si also have dedicated their merits to her. While she was waiting for the g-tube placement surgery, a miracle happened. On January 3, before the surgery, in an endoscope exam, they found that tissues around the tear had grown and as a result closed the opening. The doctors were stunned by this and said that a surgery was not necessary any more. After two weeks of observation, the feeding tube was then taken out. After taking another X-ray of the esophagus to ensure of no opening, she was then released. One month after, she gradually recovered. She was then able to swallow without problems. Now, she is strong enough to talk and move freely.

The entire family of layperson Ling-Xian Chen was very moved. Her daughter-in-law also truly thanked the empowerment from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. She took refuge in Buddhism and sincerely took on the Bodhi path of Buddhist practice and cultivation. This true story again proves that Buddha Dharma is magnificent and the highest. It manifests immeasurable power that is true and not false. As long as one is sincere to the Buddhas, truly repents the beginning-less negative karma as a result of ignorance, becomes determined to learn from the Buddha and do only good, and cultivate in accordance with the Dharma, one will definitely receive empowerment from the Buddhas, eradicate all afflictions and sufferings caused by karmic hindrances, and obtain peace and happiness. Amitabha!

 

Renqin Sangbo Rinpoche, a Buddhist disciple of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

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I Am Grateful to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

I Am Grateful to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

I Am Grateful to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

I recall that it was 2007. At that time I just changed my job and thus was very busy. Sometimes I had to work overtime for the whole night and still had to work the next day. Doing that for long was more than what my body and mind could bear. I was like a robot working continuously without stop. I felt that human life was just for the three meals and I had to work incessantly.

Also, I had to spend considerable time and mental effort. Therefore, sometimes I would feel sad for no obvious reason. It was until my friend led me to the Bodhi Monastery in LA to listen respectfully to the recorded dharma discourses expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Then, my whole person was like being fully charged and my heart was filled by indescribable joy, as if I had found a treasure that could let my mind feel satisfaction and pleasure. Since then, I always went to Bodhi Monastery on holidays and whenever I had time.

Also at that time, due to being too tired from so much work, I had chronic headache. When the pain came, it was truly horrible. I felt so painful like being hit by a hammer. My nose bled sometimes too. I went to doctors for that and had all kinds of examinations, but no cause could be found. At that time, I thought about reducing my workload, but was afraid of affecting the work progress. Also, that could not alleviate my problem of headache either. I was very much plagued and did not know what I should do.

Once, after listening respectfully to the recorded dharma discourses expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, I chatted with a dharma master of the monastery about my physical situation. The dharma master gave me a red-colored holy pill (nectar pill) and let me take it orally. After returning home, I felt that my body was like being pinched by needles, as if undergoing a session of acupuncture. The feeling traveled like flowing throughout my body. I did not give much thought about that at the time. Then, without knowing how long it was after that, I suddenly realized while at work that I no longer had headache or nose bleeding recently. At that time, I recalled the sense and feeling I had after taking the nectar pill and returning home. I was moved to tears. I had this illness of headache for quite a few years. It could not be cured by treatment. I was very excited and shouted spontaneously:

I am grateful to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III! I am grateful to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III! I am grateful to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III! His Holiness the Buddha let me have this karmic condition to encounter the true dharma of the Tathagata and let me receive empowerment physically and mentally. I am willing to continuously make my effort in my entire life to follow H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to learn the true dharma of the Tathagata and I will never stop.

 

Humble Disciple: JO

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Experience and Benefits Sharing- Report of Miracle

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Report of Miracle

By Kent Wilson Long

 

In the first week in October I noticed some kind of growth inside my left nostril. It looked like a pink skin tag that is about one eighth inch long. About two weeks later I noticed the growth had grown and was hanging out of my nostril. Not only was it unattractive, but I didn’t know what it was. Cancer runs in my family and I started worrying that it was a malignant growth. Since I didn’t have insurance I started to look for a low cost clinic to go to. I didn’t have much luck finding a clinic, or doctor that was cost effective and trust worthy.

 

I talked to Ningbu Rinpoche about my dilemma. In our conversation she told me about the mediation class the Sunday before, which I missed because I was working overtime. She told me about the story that Qupei Rinpoche related in class about a man chanting the six syllable heart mantra, which had a powerful effect on me. Here is a summation of the story Qupei Rinpoche told.

 

Reciting the sixth syllable heart mantra brings great merit. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to receive the empowerment of Quan Yin Bodhisattva. Many people chant it and gain good results from it. Today I will tell you about a story of an ordinary man. This man was working with a friend who was a Buddhist. His friend told him about the sixth syllable heart mantra and how beneficial it is to chant. He began reciting it 1000 times a day. He experienced tranquility and a great joy in his heart. Since he liked doing it so much he began to increase chanting the mantra ten thousand times a day.

 

One day he was invited to a diligent practice event. When he went to the retreat he increased chanting the six syllable mantra to thirty thousand times a day. Several days after the retreat began he saw Quan Yin Bodhisattva appear before him. Quan Yin Bodhisattva’s appearance was very solemn and she was imposingly large and tall. Since he saw Quan Yin Bodhisattva appear before him, he decided to increase his chanting to sixty thousand times a day.

 

After half a month Quan Yin appeared before him again. This time she took him to the Western Paradise where he saw his own white lotus flower that was the size of a car wheel. The white lotus flower looked very beautiful and pure. It dawned on him that reciting Amithaba Buddha’s name, or the six syllable heart mantra, will help one be reborn in the Western Paradise. Seeing the Western Paradise state strengthened his faith and he now began to recite the six syllable heart mantra seventy thousand times a day. After a period of time he had another visitation of Quan Yin Bodhisattva. She again took him to see his lotus flower. Now he can see the center of the flower. Right in the middle of it is a seat he can sit upon. After this experience he chants even more diligently.

 

As the retreat is about to conclude he now sees Amithaba Buddha appear before him. The Buddha was as tall as a skyscraper and emitted a bright golden light. Amithaba Buddha was very solemn as he descended from the sky and stood on his lotus flower to speak dharma. The man looked up at the sky and saw Quan Yin Bodhisattva and Mahashamaprapta Bodhisattva standing together. Their image is identical to a picture he had seen depicting them. They were both several dozen floors tall.

 

Amithaba Buddha began to speak to him. He told him that he would be born in the Western Paradise in the future. Now I will transmit you a high dharma. You must focus on this practice. This will guarantee your rebirth in the Western Paradise. When it is time in the future I will personally come to retrieve you. The Buddha told him to write down all his experiences to help strengthen Buddhist cultivator’s faith and encourage them to practice better. He wrote down his story and that is why we can listen to it today.

 

After I heard the story it motivated me to sit down to do some serious chanting that night. Before I went to bed I chanted the six syllable heart mantra over seven hundred times. I went to sleep and woke up at around 1:30 AM. I couldn’t get back to sleep so I decided to do meditation for about 45 minutes, which helped increase my energy. Then, ironically, my body was too energized to get back to sleep, so I decided to take a walk in the neighborhood. This was at around 2 AM in the morning. When I got back I decided to chant the one hundred syllable bright mantra. When I chanted this about one hundred and sixty times I felt something wet around my nose. I dabbed my nose with a tissue and found blood on it. I was able to stop the bleeding in a short time. I went into the bathroom to check on it. When I looked at the reflection of my left nostril in the mirror, I discovered that the growth had disappeared. At the place where the growth had been now had fresh healthy looking skin covering the area. I was overjoyed and couldn’t wait to report this to Master. To me this is concrete proof that the dharma is real and beneficial for our life. It has motivated me to put more energy into my practice and when I get spare time I utilize the time to chant.

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The Dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has changed my life- when no money, no job, no home, and my dear love gone

when no money, no job, no home, and my dear love gone

 

The Dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has changed my life

– when no money, no job, no home, and my dear love gone

 

It’s a warm sunny Monday in California as I sit in my local cafe and sip my cup of tea. Today, I share my personal journey of pain, suffering and loss and how I have come to experience a joyful and fulfilled life.

 

I, Patricia Ann Farrell, a disciple of His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III, today will share out of great compassion for all living beings, a personal story of how I transformed my pain from a loss of the dearest love in my life.

 

In June 2014, I received the news my love, Buddhist brother, musical performing partner, and best friend left this world. I was at my Buddhist temple, Hua Zang Si in San Francisco, CA. As I was speaking to one of the monastics (nun), I received a call that my love had passed away. It was very fortunate to be at my temple when the call came! I could not even speak. I handed the phone to the monastic and went to the Sakyamuni Buddha Hall in the temple. As I cried in shock and pain, I bowed to the visage of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the solemn 22-foot statue of Sakyamuni Buddha (Disciple of a manifestation of Dorje Chang Buddha) The place I was certain to receive help was from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in this time of deep pain and suffering! I was overwhelmed with this notion of such a loss. My pain was like a sharp knife in my heart!

 

I have been learning the true Buddha-dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for fifteen years and have received limitless blessings over the years which has helped me to transform my heart-wrenching pain into joy and happiness today!

 

On this day in June 2014, I was told by the monastic, “Patricia, do not worry about your future!” The faith in my heart deep as all the oceans knew this: my pain could not allow me to see through the thick fog of my mind! I knew my journey as a Buddhist disciple of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was going to assist others to liberation and that working through my pain and turmoil was preparing me to do so. Today, I am very clear and certain of this fact!

 

Almost three years later….I now, share with you deep from my heart, my own truth:

 

“How can I not worry about my future,” I asked myself. I was on unemployment at the time of his passing with only two months left till I had no money! I would also have to move from our beautiful home and find a new place to live, but how? No money, no job, no home and my dear love gone, all at once!!! My faith, cultivation level and how I would choose to apply my learning from the true Buddha dharma of my Buddha Master, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, would be put to a test. I knew my greatest work as a Buddhist disciple to benefit living beings was about to begin!

 

I received a call from my brother in Florida, he said: “Sister, come down here and live with us, be here with family!” Sure….I could live in a very big beautiful home, no stress, comfortable and safe. That sounded really sweet. I even considered it for a few days! I asked myself, “how can I possibly go towards safe and comfort when there are so many living beings suffering like myself?” I had the “key” to unlock all of the suffering of the world. It would be selfish for me to throw away this key for even “ONE DAY!” I am so fortunate to be a human in this world and have even greater fortune to encounter the true holy Buddha-dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.

 

“NO!”, I shouted in my head, ”this is my own karma and I need to clean it up so I may help others.” This was my vow and deep motivation to keep moving forward with a heart of compassion for my own suffering, so that I may deepen my compassion for others! My cultivation, learning the Buddha-dharma from my Buddha Master, volunteering at my temple Hua Zang Si and assisting my community together, brought me the good fortune of receiving financial assistance from my Buddhist brothers and sisters at my temple as well as a place to live, food and an abundance of loving support from the sangha at my Temple and my Buddhist family!  Within three months, I had a wonderful job and my own apartment in a beautiful small community in the east bay!

 

Today, almost three years later, my financial fortune has increased, my job is wonderful and fulfilling, my community is growing and abundant, my health is good, and my pain has transformed to brightness and joy in my heart! Life will always have its difficulties and challenges, I do experience them. However, I have great joy in my heart knowing I have that “key” – the key of learning the true holy Buddha-dharma of Sakyamuni Buddha and my Buddha Master, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. This is the very true reason I was able to be with my pain and deep suffering while continuing my Buddhist studies, volunteering at my temple and assisting others while re-building my whole life from scratch!

 

I concluded knowing deep in my heart that others’ suffering is my own suffering.

I am neither different nor better than you,

I am just fortunate to have found the key to unlock the suffering of my own karma!

 

With a humble heart and deep gratitude to my Buddha Master,

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III,

All Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the ten directions,

My Buddhist brothers and sisters,

The wonderful sangha of Hua Zang Si,

 

May all the merits from sharing my personal story benefit all living beings whom are my family to have a happy and prosperous life with good health and an abundance of good fortune!

 

Amitabha Buddha!

With a sincere and humble heart,

Patricia Ann Farrell, a Buddhist disciple of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

May 4, 2017

 

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