On September 18, 2006, I paid a formal visit to H.E. the twelfth Tai Situ Rinpoche, who is the incarnation of Dongbi Heruka and who in a previous life was Master Marpa. He said to me, A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma is truly a precious book that is unique in the entire world. There is no doubt that such a book is unprecedented in the world. Those who read it will receive blessings, grow in wisdom, and experience limitless beneficial effects.
Great Bodhisattvas such as H.H. Dharma King Dodrupchen, H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje, who is the supreme leader of the Jonang sect, H.H. Dharma King Trulshik, H.E. Tangtong Gyalpo and others have also stated such things. Great holy beings all share this same perspective and have highly praised this book. However, I have the exact opposite viewpoint. I believe that there will be people who will oppose this book, just as there were people who opposed Sakyamuni Buddha when he was alive.
Actually, there are only three types of people who will oppose A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma. The first type of people lack knowledge and talent and have low insight. Their opposition will stem from their ignorance and inferior conduct. The second type of people undoubtedly consists of demons who have incarnated as humans. Their savage, cruel, and evil nature will cause them to oppose this book. The third type of people is composed of those who are rinpoches or great dharma teachers in name but who actually lack realization, do not understand both exoteric and esoteric Buddhism, and are not proficient in the Five Vidyas. They will oppose this book in order to hide their shortcomings.
However, all three types of people share common characteristics. They express erroneous reasoning, indulge in high-sounding but meaningless talk, utter empty words about the subtleties of Zen, or are so-called highy virtuous people who assume solemn airs. In fact, they have no abilities or realization whatsoever. If you do not believe me, then you should carefully observe them. They could not accomplish the feats shown in even half of the categories contained in this precious book. If you ask them to carve a sculpture containing mysterious mist or a wondrous multicolored sculpture as H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has done, they will become angry and abusive. They will engage in defamation in order to change the subject or will find some irrelevant sutra passages to cover up their own lack of realization. All that will remain is their inability to do such things.
Although these three types of people will use every means to sully A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma, they ultimately will have no way to conceal their own incapable and ignorant nature. If you ask them how much of that which is contained in A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma they themselves can do based on their own wisdom and realization, or if you ask them whether they can carve a sculpture like Mysterious Boulder With Mist, they will immediately criticize you. They certainly will be at a loss for what to do. In the end, all that will remain is their inability to do such things.
When I was journeying around the island of Taiwan by prostrating to the Buddhas and Tara, the magnificent Kuan Yin Bodhisattva appeared in the sky and said to me, Your Master, Yangwo Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, is the true Buddha Vajradhara. The dharma that He transmits is the best Buddha-dharma. Thus, living beings who are a bit ignorant do not have the good fortune to benefit from such dharma. False holy beings will defame Him in order to conceal their own inabilities. What about demons? They will oppose Him out of hatred and anger. This is evil action! The merit derived from praising A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma is boundless!
It is precisely because I received such a formal pronouncement from Kuan Yin Bodhisattva that I dare to state with certainty that three types of people will oppose A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma. It is also because of this that I dare to state that A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma will surely provide living beings with limitless benefits.
I have vowed to journey 1,100 kilometers around the island of Taiwan by continually prostrating. I have already prostrated 1,000 kilometers. My knees are damaged. No matter how painful it may be, whenever I think of the need to eliminate the negative karma of ignorant living beings, all of my pain vanishes. Each time I lower my body to prostrate, I vow to bear the offenses of other living beings and experience suffering on their behalf so that they may leave suffering and attain happiness.
The holy photograph of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva appearing in the sky
A photograph of Venerable Khu-ston brTson-'rus g.yung-drung V Henghsing Gyatso Rinpoche together with H.E. the 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche