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Note: The journalist who wrote this report did so right after the Dharma assembly and before she was able to read the certification issued by the lawyers that documented the weight of the Vajra Pestle. As such, the weight was not reported correctly. According to the on-site weighing that was certified by the lawyers, the Vajra Pestle which H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III lifted with one hand in public weights 434.8 lb and H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha surpassed the standard by 59 levels.
According to the teachings imparted by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, to learn from Buddha to cultivate oneself, one must practice in accordance with the Xiaman Most Excellent Oceanic Mind Essence and the Most Excellent Enlightenment State of Emptiness Oceanic Mind Essence; abstain from doing any bad deeds, do all kinds of good deeds, and benefit living beings. Only this is the proper undertaking. That is why His Holiness the Buddha did not agree that the Exam of Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform should be conducted. In order to obtain the support of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for conducting the Exam, the Holy Gurus deliberately set up a ruse and then requested that His Holiness the Buddha be present to observe the proceedings. Consequently, when H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III did come, the situation was set up in such a way that His Holiness the Buddha could not decline to help and took action to resolve the conundrum.
The criterion a Vajra King of Great Strength must meet is to lift the Pestle onto the Platform at a weight surpassing His base standard by 30 levels. That is the highest level. That is to say, throughout history, the maximum level that any powerful Champion of Great Strength, Tremendously Great Holy Guru of Marvelous Enlightenment, or Tremendously Great Holy Guru of Equal Enlightenment had been able to attain was 30 levels above Their base standard. Astonishingly, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III lifted the 420-pound Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle with one hand and held it for over 13 seconds, surpassing His base weight standard by 56 levels. It was proven that His Holiness the Buddha is an unprecedented Vajra King of Great Strength for Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform. The Holy Gurus said that the record set by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III clearly pointed to the fact that the intrinsic quality of His Holiness the Buddha is that of a true Buddha. They also said that this record was unprecedented in history and They dared to predict that no one in the future will ever be able to break this record.
This Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle is kept at the Holy Miracles Temple in California in the United States. All are welcome to come and, with sincere respect and piety, lift the Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle. Doing so will bring magnificent blessings and auspiciousness to you.
TRUE BUDDHA DHARMA FACTUALLY MANIFESTS REALIZATION POWER, FALSE BUDDHA DHARMA IS ONLY EMPTY THEORETICAL TALK
February 12, 2020 (Los Angeles)
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Was Compelled and Could Not Decline
In the Great Hall of Shakyamuni Buddha at the Holy Miracles Temple, a Dharma Assembly about the true realization power of Buddha Dharma was held: The Exam of Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform. The purpose is to examine how much the true realization power of Buddhist cultivators learning from Buddha to cultivate themselves has changed the physical conditions of their bodies. Unexpectedly, this Exam inadvertently required the involvement by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who was compelled and could not decline the request to resolve a difficult situation.
What is meant by Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform? Vajra pestles are commonly found in shops selling cultural relics and antiques. These pestles range from 10 to 400 jins, equivalent to 11 to 440 pounds. This kind of huge pestle is from Tibet; they are called Platform Pestles. They come in different styles such as the Phurba Pestle, Five-pronged Pestle, Nine-pronged Pestle, Kalachakra Vajra Pestle, Yamantaka Vajra Pestle, Guhyasamâja Vajra Pestle, and more. Some Platform Pestles were made during the Era of Sutra, Illusion, and Mind in the Early Propagation Period. Some Platform Pestles of correct standard were made based on the system revamped by Guru Padmasambhava during the Later Propagation Period. People commonly regard them as art objects. Rarely do people know that the pestles were in fact used for directly testing practitioners’ realization power and thus verifying if they had practiced true or false Buddha Dharma in ancient time. Those who were tested were required to lift the Vajra pestle off the ground, hold it for a required duration of time and then place the pestle onto the platform. This kind of test is called Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform.
Proven by real practices, using one hand to lift a Platform Pestle is extremely difficult. Someone who can lift 1,000 jins (i.e., 1,100 pounds) with two hands cannot even lift 300 jins (or 330 pounds) off the ground with one hand. According to the Dharma rules, each person has a weight standard that they have to reach based on their respective age and body weight. One who reaches one’s standard is called a Healthy Physique Man. Exceeding the level of Healthy Physique Man is surpassing the standard. Going below the level of Healthy Physique Man is subpar. There are a total of 30 levels above, and five levels below.
Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform is the most scientific mechanism for verifying whether a person is of ordinary physical condition or possesses the composition of a holy person. The physical composition and condition of a holy person is completely different from that of an ordinary person. Although both have the appearance of a person, their inner properties are completely different. Just like a pigeon and an eagle. They have the same appearance of a bird, but their inner properties and their strengths are vastly different. Such differences naturally exist. A professional strong man trains himself every day, and only after 10 or 20 years is he able to become a strong man of exceptionally strong physique. However, his physique is strengthened due to cumulative practices. The essential quality of his physique has not changed. He is unable to transform the physique or functions of an ordinary person and cannot become liberated from the ordinary to become holy. A holy one who has learned and practiced true Buddha Dharma can surpass the physical condition and strength of a strong man of great strength by many times.
One is an Elementary-level Holy Guru if one surpasses one’s weight standard by 12 to 19 levels, a Mid-level Holy Guru if by 20 to 25 levels, and a Great Holy Guru if by 26 to 29 levels is. If one surpasses the weight standard by the maximum of 30 levels, one is a Tremendously Great Holy Guru and a Vajra King of Great Strength. Normally, it is very difficult for an ordinary man of good strength to surpass the standard by two or three levels. A national-level strong man can surpass the standard by up to nine levels. A world-class strong man can surpass the standard by 10 levels, but not beyond that. The holy strength generated by the body of a holy person is absolutely not something anyone with the physique of an ordinary person can hope to attain. This is especially true for lifting the Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle “Onto the Golden Step,” or “Off the Holy Seat.” Lifting the weight of such a level will cause the bones, tendons, and muscles of an ordinary person to break down and their joints to break apart. One must have the physique and strength of a Tremendously Great Holy Guru in order to lift the Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle. We have personally seen Mr. Long Wu, the strongest man in Asia, perform Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform. Although he broke his fingers and bled while doing so, he did eventually surpass his weight standard by 10 levels and was awarded the golden belt of Grand Master of Strength, World’s Strongest Man for Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform. That was terrific.
On February 9, 2020, there was a huge Vajra pestle of 420 pounds inside the Hall of Shakyamuni Buddha at the Holy Miracles Temple. That was the Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle that was placed on the Golden Step during a Dharma Assembly held two days earlier by Holy Gurus. Other than Tremendously Great Holy Gurus, no one in this world has ever been able to lift it one bit. Since the Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle was already placed onto the Golden Step, the Exam of Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform could not be conducted. This was because according to the Dharma rules, when this Pestle is on the Golden Step, the Vajra Hook cannot be used to lift any pestle. Otherwise, the rules would be violated. Everyone was very worried and all those who have good physical strength came forward, but no one was able to lift that pestle off the Holy Seat with one hand. They used their utmost effort to lift that pestle off the Golden Step, but the pestle did not move one bit. The Dharma Assembly could not proceed. It happened that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III had accepted a respectful request to make His presence at this Dharma Assembly to observe the proceedings. Everyone then beseeched H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to resolve this difficult situation.
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said: “From the beginning, I have disagreed with your conducting this exam. After all this time, all those who were tested were but ordinary people. How many of them are Elementary-level Holy Gurus? They are not Holy Gurus, they could not surpass their weight standards by more than 10 levels! Let whoever put this pestle on the Golden Step take it down.” The Dharma masters replied that it was placed there by a Holy Monk. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said: “This is absolutely a mischief. Isn’t this a deliberate intention to make things difficult? He clearly knew that you have to take the Exam today, yet He deliberately set up such a difficult barrier here! Let Him take it down!” The Dharma masters said that this Holy Monk had already left yesterday to propagate Dharma in another state. Reluctantly, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III ascended to the Dharma platform and said: “I did not come to take part in your activities here to lift the pestle, I am just helping you. I will give it a try. I don’t know yet whether I am able to help you bring the pestle down.
After saying that, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III went in front of the Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle, and lifted the Vajra Pestle off the Holy Seat with one hand. The Golden Step was then able to be removed in accordance with the Dharma rules. At that moment, the disciples were all tremendously shocked to see that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who only weighs between 100 and 200 pounds, lift a Vajra Pestle of 420 pounds, which not even the World’s Strongest Man with a body weight of more than 300 pounds could lift, surpassing the weight standard by 56 levels. The holy physique and holy strength of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III stuns the world!
Although the Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle was lifted off the Golden Step, there was another 280-pound exam pestle on another Golden Step on the floor. This pestle also had to be lifted off the Golden Step before the Exam could go forward. In fact, everyone knew that no one on site could lift this pestle off the Golden Step with one hand. Even Mr. Lu Xiao, the Strongest Man in Asia, could only lift the weight of 226 pounds at his maximum limit in the prior December. Today, all the strong men on site enthusiastically came forward to lift this Vajra Pestle. Among these people were some who could lift 700-800 pounds with two hands in a normal weightlifting competition. Surprisingly, they could not lift 280 pounds with one hand today. In the end, only H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was able to lift this pestle off the Golden Step with one hand. The Dharma Assembly of the Exam was finally able to proceed.
This unexpected incident that happened before the exam has brought a mysterious and surprisingly joyful discovery. In turns out the rejuvenation achieved by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was not limited to His physical appearance but also the inner qualities. The youthfulness of His Holiness the Buddha are very many times more than that of young people.
Kaichu Jiaozun of the World Buddhism Association Headquarters, a disciple of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, said, “I dare say for certain here, except for H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III who has such holy power, any Dharma king, great rinpoche or Dharma master in this world cannot even think about lifting the Supreme Holy Vajra Pestle one bit!” Kaichu Jiaozun has never practiced any kind of exercises or strength training to improve His physical well-being or learned any martial arts. He is simply a scholarly person who cultivates His conduct, practices meditation and Dharma. This elderly Holy Guru is only two years from 90 years old, and His body weight is less than 190 pounds. Three of His fingers are deformed due to an old injury. Yet surprisingly, He was able to use his crippled hand to lift an Elementary Level Holy Person Pestle onto the Platform according to the Dharma rules, surpassing the standard by 16 levels. It is proven that a holy person who has attained a high level of realization does possess supernormal physical conditions and strength. Ten years ago, this elderly Holy Guru publicly demonstrated His inner strength from practicing Corpse Pose Tummo Concentration Dharma transmitted by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. His abdomen emitted heat reaching 92 degrees Celsius and an egg that was placed on His abdomen was cooked. Surprisingly, at the age of 88 now, He was able to lift the Vajra Pestle with one hand and surpassed Lu Xiao, the strongest man in Asia, by 14 levels. Can this be done by a human being? It can only be divine!
People attending the Dharma Assembly unanimously recognized that Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform is the most direct testing mechanism to distinguish between true and false Buddha Dharma and between true and false holy ones. It can be clearly seen if one is an ordinary person or a holy one simply by putting one to the test of Lifting the Pestle onto the Platform. What is most incomprehensible is, why would the physique and strength of professional strong men, who do strength training every day, be incomparable to that of someone who does none of that strength training but only cultivates His conduct and practices meditation?
For example, Lu Xiao represented China in the World’s Strongest Man Competition in Malaysia and won the Championship in November 2014. In 2017, he pulled a 184-ton train forward for 20 meters in a New Year’s Gala that was broadcast on TV in Liaoning. On December 27, 2019, at the age of 36 and with the body weight of 350 pounds, he lifted the Pestle onto the Platform in Shenyang, and successfully surpassed his standard by two levels. Yet an elderly Holy Buddhist Guru who is almost 90 years old, and with a body weight between 180 and 190 pounds, was able to surpass Lu Xiao by 14 levels! His Master, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, is even more amazing. Except for one with the innate quality of a Buddha, who could have achieved that? Believe it or not, the fact is right there. No tricks could be used. That was a direct lift of an actual weight. Other than marveling at and recognizing the profundity of Buddha Dharma power, what else can we say? Through this event, the fulcrum supporting all that ambiguous, mystical and empty talks throughout Buddhist history is finally broken. The truth has been revealed through real fact!
Original text in Chinese by Younian, senior media writer; photos by Christine Yang, senior teacher in Mass Communications; validated on site by Jennifer HW Tsai, Esquire
Translated to English for press release by Citian, Zunba, et. al.
(Note: This press release was edited on 3/14/2020 by Zunba for style and format corrections. PRESS HERE for original version.)