H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has been recognized by the most highly realized practitioners of Buddhism as the third incarnation of the original Buddha, Dorje Chang Buddha (Buddha Vajradhara). Dorje Chang Buddha is the teacher of all buddhas–past and future–including the buddha of our current era, The Most Honored One, Shakyamuni Buddha. Only one other time, did this great holy being incarnate in this world and that was as the layman, Ven. Vimalakirti, at the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. The Vimalakirti Sutra documents His teachings at that time. Other sources such as The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History by the former leader of the Nyingma Sect, Dharma King Dudjom Rinpoche, also talk about the role of Vimalakirti in bringing others to help propagate the true Dharma.
Many do not understand what the phrase “most highly realized practitioners” means. These are the saints who through their own efforts of diligently cultivating themselves to be like buddhas and practicing holy teachings or dharmas to become buddhas have actually achieved some recognizable accomplishments. Many are not so well known, as they have spent their lives in isolation so as to perfect their cultivation and practice and remained out of the limelight. Not all famous or well known Buddhist are accomplished, but some are. There were sixty dharma kings and others who recognized the accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. This recognition was based on His accomplishments in all of the Five Vidyas. Many Buddhists–probably most–do not even know what the term “Five Vidyas” means, but if you carefully research the historic accounts, you will find that it was based on such accomplishments that the great Buddhists of times past were recognized and not by worldly sources.
It is not surprising that this recognition has created some controversy and that many are threatened by this revelation. The fact is that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s mind practice is different from that of all other dharma kings, rinpoches, and dharma masters in the world. For example, He is truly completely proficient in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and possesses perfect mastery of the five vidyas, while essentially no other people were able to accomplish that through history. More importantly, He is the only one who only benefits and helps all others and does not accept money or properties from other people. He has even announced that He would never accept offerings and would solely benefit others. Consequently, this fact causes other dharma kings, rinpoches, and great dharma masters of Buddhism to feel very embarrassed and depressed, because all these dharma kings, rinpoches, and dharma masters have to collect and accept offerings. Comparing to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s deed of not accepting offerings, it became clear that they are at lower levels and are greedy for offerings from living beings. Therefore, they are very angry because H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s deed makes them unable to explain their acts.
We should all agree that these are the dharma ending days that Shakyamuni Buddha predicted. It was also predicted that great holy beings would incarnate from time-to-time to help those with the karmic affinity to receive such help through this difficult period.