EXPLANATION OF THE PUBLISHERS



  After the news spread that this book, A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma, was about to be published, a kind Buddhist wrote a letter to our publishing company. In the letter, that Buddhist posed the following questions: Why do you want to publish such a book that is only about how H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata (Master Wan Ko Yee) is completely proficient in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and has perfect mastery of the Five Vidyas? Why do you not publish a treasure-book that is a collection of the accomplishments of other dharma kings in the Five Vidyas? Are you not acting in a somewhat biased way by only selecting H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to write about? What is your basis for calling His Holiness by the name Dorje Chang Buddha III? What extraordinary abilities does His Holiness have such that He is a holy person? Werent those who recognized His Holinesss identity acting irresponsibly and speaking groundlessly? In response to these questions, we as publishers would like to say a few words at this time about A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma. In saying these words, we are adhering to the moral conduct of Buddhist disciples and are strictly abiding by the precepts of Buddhism. These are true words that do not contain the slightest falsehood. They are words for which we are willing to bear all karmic responsibility.

  We respectfully request that all of you ponder something. In the history of Buddhism, which Buddha or Bodhisattva who has incarnated into our world has manifested the wisdom that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIWan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata (Master Wan Ko Yee) has manifested relating to complete proficiency in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism? And which such Buddha or Bodhisattva in the history of Buddhism has manifested the consummate mastery of the Five Vidyas that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata has manifested? We have yet to find any holy person in history who can match H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Whether rinpoches or great dharma masters, none has been able to lay out clearly real evidence of accomplishments that match the many accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. 

  It is important to understand that this is not a book that only contains empty theories. Rather, it is a book of both pictures and text. Actual accomplishments are laid out for all to see. It is not a book that only contains text.  

  If you contend that there was or is a person of holy virtue whose accomplishments match those of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, please present that persons realization for all to see. Please lay out that persons real attainments and other related material in order to support your contentions. After our own detailed examination, we have concluded that no one is able to do so.

  We have consulted material relating to the few-thousand-year history of Buddhism and have learned that there have been many great Bodhisattvas and dharma king rinpoches with identifiable names. Following the teachings of the Buddha, they became well versed in the Tripitaka and esoteric scriptures, began developing the Five Vidyas, and became proficient in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism. With respect to manifesting accomplishment and realization in the dharma as the Buddha prescribed, they were truly magnificent.

  However, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has truly manifested accomplishments that no other holy person in history has manifested. He has shown a uniquely high degree of mastery. If one considers only the thirty main categories of accomplishments contained in A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma without considering any other accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, one still cannot find another person of holy virtue who could attain even half of those thirty main categories of accomplishments. Those dharma kings, rinpoches, and outstanding monastics throughout history were great Bodhisattvas who in fact had remarkable realization. But why is it that other people of holy virtue have not attained the accomplishments attained by Dorje Chang Buddha III? How does one explain this irrefutable fact?

  Certain dharma kings and great rinpoches gave us the correct answers to these questions. Dharma kings and rinpoches who are nirmanakayas of Manjushri Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, Maitreya Bodhisattva, and other Bodhisattvas answered our questions. It is because His Holiness Wan Ko Buddha Vajradhara is the third Dorje Chang Buddha in this world. It is because His Holiness is the true incarnation in this world of the complete body, speech, and mind of Dorje Chang Buddha. There is no partial incarnation of the body, speech, and mind of Dorje Chang Buddha in this world. Thus, His Holiness is Dorje Chang Buddha III. H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu is not a dharma king of any particular sect but is the Holiest Tathagata who is the most venerable ancient Buddha of all of the sects of exoteric and esoteric Buddhism. His Holiness is the highest leader of Buddhism in Buddhist lineage refuge trees. Thus, it is only natural and in accordance with dharma principles that other extremely holy and virtuous people have not attained the accomplishments that His Holiness has attained.

  Nonetheless, there are some people with evil views who want to persecute H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and slander the true dharma. These people maliciously smear the accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Actually, what is correct and what is wrong, what is true and what is false can be born out by the facts in an objective way. This is a problem that can be easily solved. We will not ask those people who maliciously harm H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to pass the five tests that H.H. Zunsheng Yeshe Norbu listed. We would never entertain the thought that they could possibly pass all five tests. We will pick two of those five tests from a formal pronouncement of H.H. Zunsheng Yeshe Norbu. The first test is a person must be able to replicate the wondrous multicolored sculptures created by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. The second test is a person must place auspicious mist inside a hollowed out sculpted boulder and have the mist stay there. If any of those people who maliciously harm H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III passes both of those tests, his words are true. Otherwise, he is a fool who speaks empty and false words or is an ordinary, incompetent person with evil views! Such are the true colors of those who malign.    

  The Master Wan Ko Yee International Cultural Institute in the United States as well as three other organizations have issued the following permanent offer to the public called the Blue Platform Verification. If any person of holy virtue, wise person, well-intentioned person, scientist, artist, expert, etc. is able to replicate certain wondrous multicolored sculptures of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III as well as the sculpture entitled Mysterious Boulder With Mist by utilizing Buddha-dharma wisdom, realization, supernatural powers, or worldly scientific methods, then the Master Wan Ko Yee International Cultural Institute will carry out its obligations according to the announcement it published in various major newspapers in 2003.

  A more important reason for issuing this Blue Platform Verification relates to a point clearly made in the formal pronouncement of H.H. Zunsheng Yeshe Norbu. That formal pronouncement clearly stated that if a person is able to replicate the wondrous multicolored sculptures of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the sculpture entitled Mysterious Boulder With Mist, then the formal pronouncement of H.H. Zunsheng Yeshe Norbu regarding H.H. Wan Ko Buddha Vajradhara is false. It has always been the case that if a Buddha or if a Bodhisattva on the stage of equal enlightenment (enlightenment equal to that of a Buddha) or the stage of marvelous enlightenment descends into this world, His/Her accomplishments will certainly be higher than those of ordinary people. For example, if Kuan Yin Bodhisattva came to this world, that Bodhisattvas realization would definitely be higher than that of an ordinary person. If Manjushri Bodhisattva came to this world, He would not use techniques involving divinatory symbols but would still select a persons karmic affinity with absolute accuracy after having predicted the results of that selection. If Bhaisajya Raja Bodhisattva (Medicine King Bodhisattva) came to this world, His ability to cure and save people would naturally be greater than that of ordinary doctors. If Guru Padmasambhava descended into this world, He would surely have the power to eliminate karmic obstructions, including the ability to wipe out the negative karma of living beings on the spot. To call an ordinary person an incarnation of a Buddha or Bodhisattva is undoubtedly an insult to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

  Thus, the offer of the Master Wan Ko Yee International Cultural Institute and other organizations is most fair. This purpose of this permanent offer called Blue Platform Verification is to not only confirm the veracity of the recognitions of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III issued by H.H. Zunsheng Yeshe Norbu, H.H. Great Dharma King Sakya Trizin, H.H. Dharma King Jamyang Lundgdok Gyaltsen, and others, it is also to show everyone the true colors of those people described above who can only defame others, brag about themselves, and are completely devoid of wisdom. If this is not the case, then why are they unable to apply Buddha-dharma realization and wisdom to obtain that award of US$12,000,000 with which they could build temples or benefit living beings in other ways? Why do they not have any ability other than to speak empty words?  

  We are stating these things today in response to a letter we received. We are also making public the purpose behind the decision to establish the offer called Blue Platform Verification. We are not saying these things in order to compare H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Holiest Tathagata Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu with others to see who is higher or lower. We are also not saying these things in order to publicize His Holiness or have people become disciples of His Holiness. Rather, the above-described irrefutable facts are part of the history of the Buddha-dharma. We are explaining that living beings now have such wonderful karmic conditions to obtain liberation from the cycle of reincarnation! We are causing true traces left on the long river of Buddhist history to reappear in this dharma book in a factually accurate way. We are providing history with this truth. We are leaving behind this irrefutably factual contribution to living beings in order to benefit Buddhism, the Buddha-dharma, and Buddhist studies.   

  World Buddhism Publishing LLC and World Dharma Voice Inc.

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