The Blue text below is a complete transcript of a speech by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III regarding the publication of these photos. His Holiness the Buddha said:
“The United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters (UIWBAH) has requested permission to publish and distribute these two photos of mine and asked me to say a few words. First of all, I will not accept any money from the distribution of these photos, and UIWBAH 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 by leaders of many Buddhist sects throughout the world! It is used legally in governmental and official legislative documents. It is not self-proclaimed by me. Although the Buddha’s title has been referred to as such in legislative context, I am just Dorje Chang Buddha III with undeserved fame. 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, but a humble one. When publishing the photos, UIWBAH should not add a prefix of ‘H.H.’ to my name. I have no qualification to be addressed with ‘H.H.’
“I once made the vow of bearing karma for living beings. My physical strength greatly weakened then. I quickly became exhausted and manifested an aged appearance. In saying that I was bearing karma for living beings, it is better to say that my humble body is physically weak and has many illnesses. Recently, UIWBAH insisted on using my photo to perform ‘Jin Gang Fa Man’ selection. Regardless of what selection method you use, to reach the determination, I do not agree with it, because I am just an ordinary person. The photo of my youthful appearance was the result of having washed my face with medicine given by an elder virtuous one. In fact, in today’s field of medicine, there are even more methods of cosmetic treatment. I do not know the Buddha-dharma for reversing old age to youth. 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 Tathagata to attain perfect liberation and accomplishment; this is also the invariant dharma jointly possessed by all Buddhas in the ten directions:
“Stay far away from feudal superstition, strange or heretically induced phenomena, evil masters, deceivers, non-Buddhists within Buddhism, cults, and evil books. Strictly abide by the precepts and rules of Buddhism. Establish the foundation of great compassion. Do not do anything that is evil. Do all things that are good. Give up self-interests to benefit others. Endure insult. Cultivate 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. Understand that all phenomena are consequences of causality. Good causes result in good retribution; good retributions produce good fruit; good fruits enable one to acquire true Buddha-dharma; adhering to the dharma can lead to perfect good fortune and wisdom. Then one can step into the state of accomplishment, break away from suffering as living beings, end the transmigration between birth and death, and accomplish the perfect enlightenment of a Buddha!!!
“These are the teachings and precepts that I practice and uphold. I say this without any ambiguity: The Buddha-dharma I expound is absolutely the true dharma of the Tathagatas possessed by all Buddhas in the ten directions!!! I cannot be modest on this point. Why? I must speak truthfully and according to the facts. Otherwise, cultivators would be misled. For you who truly cultivate according to The Supreme and Unsurpassable Mahamudra of Liberation, understand thoroughly Expounding the Absolute Truth through the Heart Sutra, often listen to my recorded dharma discourses that have not been altered or substituted by other people, preferably read the dharma I expounded that has been published as books, and are truly sincere toward all Buddhas; I, Dorje Chang Buddha III, guarantee that you will learn great dharma to achieve perfect good fortune and wisdom and you will more than attain accomplishment in your current lifetime!!!”
“If you are a master with disciples, you should at least enter deeply into some sutras and commentaries to establish a foundation, such as the Heart Sutra, the Diamond Sutra, the Avatamsaka Sutra, the Lotus Sutra, the Surangama Sutra, the Agama Sutras, the Hetu-Vidya Treatise, the Madyamaka Treatise, the Abhidharma-kosa Treatise, the Prajna Treatise, the Precepts and Discipline Treatise, the Mind-Only Treatise, the Lam Rim Chen Mo (Broad Commentary on Levels of the Bodhi Path), the Bodhisattvacharyavatara Treatise (A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way Of Life), and others. Doing so will reduce the possibility of mistakenly entering wrong paths in the process of teaching.
“Now some people mentioned that they just want to learn my medicinal cosmetic regimen. Fine! As long as you thoroughly understand either ‘The Xiaman Most Excellent Oceanic Mind Essence’ or ‘The Most Excellent Enlightenment Emptiness-Practice Oceanic Mind Essence’ in The Supreme and Unsurpassable Mahamudra of Liberation and have applied what you learned into practice, you can be assured that the supreme and holiest great dharma for acquiring perfect good fortune and wisdom and for attaining liberation and accomplishment will certainly be available to you!!!! At that time, why would you still need any medicinal cosmetic regimen?
“Finally, I remind you all to be sure to pay attention. Some people, including some who are masters, are now using my name to commit fraud in various ways. You should be careful and observe with caution. Be cautious!
“To publish and distribute my contrasting photos, be sure to keep my words stated above. Anyone who removes my speech and just distributes the photos is an evil person without a doubt!!!”
The following are the truthful statements from us at the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters:
We at the UIWBAH have respectfully studied H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s speech. All of us at the UIWBAH are tremendously humbled. Some people truly regard themselves to be great Bodhisattvas, so boastful as to consider themselves of heavenly nature and beyond compare to anyone on earth. In reality, they do not bear the slightest indication of accomplishment. They only know how to pose as venerable ones, dharma kings, great rinpoches, great dharma masters, or masters, but do not know self-cultivation! Today, being a true Buddha, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is not concerned at all about damaging His own honor, status and image; and for the sake of benefitting living beings, belittled Himself by saying that He is an ordinary person like everyone else. Actually, facts proved that, out of thousands of years of Buddhist history, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III truly represents the apex of exoteric and esoteric Buddhism, and possesses perfect accomplishment in the Five Vidyas!!! Throughout the history of Buddhism, His Holiness the Buddha also is the only one who puts benefiting and serving living beings into practice yet doed not accept any offering.
We should know that all matters do not deviate from the law of cause and effect. Retributions arise from causality just like a shadow following its subject. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s accomplishments are fruits manifested from the cause of being a Buddha! For this very reason, it is basically impossible to find anyone to whom you can draw a comparison. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said not to use “H.H.” We did not originally use this prefix in the title. However, after His identity as a Buddha was definitively confirmed by the Dharma of “Jin Gang Fa Man” we must use “H.H.” as the prefix.
These photos were taken publicly on the spot. The old-aged picture was taken on October 18, 2012. The photo of reversing old-age to return to youth was taken on the next day, Oct. 19. As a result of bearing bad karma for living beings, His Holiness the Buddha’s appearance turned into one of exhaustion within three months. When many people saw this, they lost heart and considered withdrawing from their cultivation. Compelled by this pressing condition, His Holiness the Buddha had to quickly rejuvenate, cast away signs of exhaustion and restore physical strength for the public to witness. His Holiness the Buddha transformed into a youthful appearance that is even more majestic and graceful than when He was in His youth. As of now, there is no such medicine in this world that could reverse old-age and restore youth while at the same time altering facial features, regenerating eyebrows, and restoring physical strength. Just looking at these two contrasting photos taken within two consecutive days, could this possibly be an ordinary person? What do you think?
To prove the point, Wang Zha Shang Zun, who is a great holy virtuous one having attained the Gold Button third level, did a demonstration on an elderly person who is over 60. This person was collectively selected by those who were present at the demonstration. As a result of the dharma empowerment, within about 10 minutes while all were watching, one side of this elderly person’s face turned into a youthful appearance of about 30 years old. Those in attendance were able to witness the fact of restoring youth by Buddha-Dharma. The distinct contrast between two sides of the face can clearly be seen. Wang Zha Shang Zun said, “This little bit of cultivated ability that I have is naive and laughable in front of His Holiness the Buddha. The Buddha Master is the universe. I am just a tiny stone particle. No matter how many of us venerable ones and dharma kings were put together, we would not be qualified to carry the Buddha Master’s shoes.”
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III does not acknowledge that He is a Buddha, but we must present true facts to living beings. Hence, two sessions were held to perform the Tathagata’s great dharma “Jin Gang Fa Man” selection to verify the status of the holiest of all holy ones. Wang Zha Shang Zun was in charge of practicing the dharma. Mo Zhi Jiao Zun, Dharma King Gar Tongstan, Kai Chu Ru Zun and several dozens of eminent monks, great virtuous ones, and laypersons were present to bear witness. In front of the watching crowd, an image was put on a flat table. A pinch of Ganges River sand was then placed at a spot on top of the hair of the image. As Wang Zha Shang Zun was practicing the dharma, the sand had a miraculous transformation that greatly astounded everyone there. The sand stacked up grain by grain into shapes resembling strands of hair. The strands of hair quickly and automatically wove themselves into a Sambhogakaya Buddha Crown that appeared on top of the head of the Buddha in the image. This manifestation happened both times when the picture was that of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and when the picture was that of Sakyamuni Buddha. On the other hand, when the same dharma was practiced for Hui Neng, the sixth patriarch of the Ch’an (Zen) School, only a bodhisattva’s dharma crown manifested. Please see the written oaths signed by the witnesses present relating to that day. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said that He is an ordinary person. This has been proven to be untrue. Even without stating H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s perfect mastery of exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and perfect accomplishments of the Five Vidyas, the photos showing reversing old age and restoring youth are right in front of our eyes! This is ironclad evidence! It is irrefutable!
Just based on “Jin Gang Fa Man” selection and its ironclad dharma determination, it has been definitively concluded that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the genuine presence of the primordial ancient Buddha, Dorje Chang Buddha, in this world. At the same time, the selection also provided the confirmation that Sakyamuni Buddha is a true Buddha. The evidence is undeniable!!! Witnesses who attended the “Jin Gang Fa Man” Dharma Assembly took serious oaths against severe consequences and signed their testimonies as evidence.
As long as you practice according to the dharma expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, His Holiness the Buddha has already guaranteed that you will attain accomplishment without a doubt. This is a declaration by His Holiness the Buddha, it is not a hollow statement. As of now, among those who have already received dharma from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, greatly accomplished ones abound and are known to the public by their names, their dharmas, and their accomplishments. Can these facts be treated as non-existent? The ironclad evidence is indeed irrefutable!!!
United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters
October 21, 2015