Worldwide disciples of the True Buddha School send their best wishes to supreme Lineage Root Guru Dharma King Living Buddha Lian-sheng on the 35th anniversary of his ordination
We are forever grateful for Grandmaster’s renunciation because it has brought forth the Dharma affinity of countless TBS disciples to become ordained.
We are forever grateful for Grandmaster’s renunciation because it laid the foundation for the True Buddha School to propagate Buddhadharma and save sentient beings.
We are forever grateful for Grandmaster’s renunciation because it has validated a path whereby a lay person can transform into a highly accomplished Vajrayana Guru of men and devas.
35 years have passed since the 10th day of the 2nd month of the lunar calendar, 1986, the day on which Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu was ordained.
Dharma King Lian-sheng stated in his book Contemplation of the Ordained:
"I saw the Buddha and experienced great bliss; I saw Bodhidharma and was greatly benefited; I saw ordination as a state of great immutability. I truly shaved my head and was ordained.
I was formally ordained on the 10th day of the 2nd month of the lunar calendar, 1986 because:
'I saw the Buddha and experienced great bliss' - I have attained true spiritual union with the supreme consciousness of the universe. Following my enlightenment, I did indeed see the Buddha and understand the significance of life. I attained realization, saw my Buddha-nature, and achieved self-mastery over life and death. The great bliss I experienced was infinite and eternal.
'I saw Bodhidharma, and was greatly benefited' - I truly understood Buddhadharma, from subtle cultivation to the Highest Yoga Tantra, which opened all expedient means and revealed the truth. As each and every dharma practice revealed itself from within my heart, I understood all Sutrayana and Vajrayana teachings and attained every benefit of Samadhi. I was able to propagate Mahayana doctrines to the people of this world. When encountering Bodhidharma, I understood the entirety of the Buddhadharma along with all its benefits. I will share these great benefits with all sentient beings.
'I saw ordination as a state of great immutability' - The unhindered state of suchness I had attained in this universe was vast and infinite, eternal liberation without confusion, a state of ultimate immutability. I dwell permanently in a state where the six supernatural powers are unobstructed and all spiritual powers are expressed spontaneously."
Dharma King Lian-sheng manifests expediently,
To deliver sentient beings and serve fearlessly.
He will eternally uphold his vow to never forsake a single sentient being even if his body is shattered and his bones are crushed,
He has attained Buddhahood and is the guru of men and devas.
Discoursing the Dharma tirelessly and sincerely,
Manifesting millions and millions of transformation bodies to save countless sentient beings.
It is hard to repay Grandmaster’s kindness and he will be cherished in our hearts and minds forever.
Our sincere prayers for Grandmaster to be blessed with good health and peace, and live in this world for many more years to come.