Congratulations to Living Buddha Lian-sheng on the 38th anniversary of His Renunciation

Congratulations to Living Buddha Lian-sheng on the 38th anniversary of His Renunciation

On the auspicious 10th day of the 2nd month of the lunar calendar, Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu received formal ordination
Over the course of 38 years as a monastic, Grandmaster has tirelessly embraced the noble mission of theTathagata
As the buddha’s compassionate presence graces the world, heaven and earth rejoice, and the four corners of the earth join in joyful celebration and jubilation
The True Buddha Dharma pulse extends far and wide, saving men and devas and leading them to the realms of Ultimate Bliss

On the 10th day of the 2nd lunar month, 1986, Living Buddha Lian-sheng was ordained at the True Buddha Tantric Quarter. This year marks the 38th anniversary of Living Buddha Lian-sheng’s ordination.

In 1975, a monk named Shitou persuaded Living Buddha Lian-sheng to become ordained. Living Buddha Lian-sheng responded by saying, “When I truly experience great bliss upon seeing buddhas, derive immense benefits upon seeing Bodhidharma, and attain great immutability upon seeing an ordained monk, I will take ordination.”

Living Buddha Lian-sheng was formally ordained on the 10th day of the 2nd lunar month, 1986 because:
“I saw buddhas and experienced great bliss” -- I actually attained spiritual union with the supreme consciousness of the universe. After attaining enlightenment, I saw buddhas and realized the significance of life. My mind was illuminated, and I realized my Buddha-nature, gaining control over life and death. The immense bliss I experienced was limitless and eternal.

“I saw Bodhidharma and derived immense benefits”— I genuinely comprehended Buddhadharma, from subtle practices to supreme teachings that disclose the ultimate truth. As each Dharma revealed itself from within my heart, I gained a comprehensive understanding of Sutrayana and Vajrayana, as well as the complete benefits of Samadhi. I was able to spread Mahayana teachings to the people of this world. After encountering Bodhidharma and attaining the Dharma’s benefits, I will share this great reward with all sentient beings.

“I saw ordination as a condition of great immutability”—I fully realized that I had achieved infinite non-hindrance and True Suchness in this universe. I have gained eternal emancipation without confusion, a state of ultimate immutability. I live forever in a state of omnipresence where the six supernatural powers are unhindered.

On the anniversary of Living Buddha Lian-sheng’s renunciation, worldwide True Buddha School disciples pay homage and extend their heartfelt gratitude to the supreme Lineage Root Guru HH Living Buddha Lian-sheng for tirelessly propagating the Dharma. We offer our heartfelt prayers for His Holiness:
May you be blessed with excellent health and well-being.
May you enjoy longevity and non-hindrance.
May you remain in this world for many years to come, continuously turning the Dharma wheel.
May you bring benefit and joy to countless sentient beings.

Homage to Grandmaster from the True Buddha Foundation, Lotus Light Charity Society, True Buddha School Masters, Sr. Reverends, Reverends, worldwide Dharma propagation personnel, and all True Buddha School disciples

Translated by TBTTs
Translator: Lynn Ang
Editors: Henry Wolf and DJ Chang

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