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  Q: H.H. Gyalwang Karmapa is a spiritual leader in Karmapa......

Q:

H.H. Gyalwang Karmapa is a spiritual leader in Karmapa. H.H. Gyalwang Karmapa has disciples all over the world. Why Goshir Rinpoche is in the master recommended list instead of H.H. Gyalwang Karmapa?

A:

The HH (His Holiness) title is offered to Karmapa Dharma king. Although this is an outstanding title in Karma Kagyu, HH the 17th Karmapa Dharma king Urgyen Trinley Dorje is learning Dharma from Goshir Rinpoche. We have evaluated HH the 17th Karmapa Dharma king's books and discourses. We only recommend national preceptor Goshir Rinpoche. We believe that this helps meditators to avoid unnecessary mistakes since the 17th Karmapa Dharma king is in the learning stage.

Chinese:
噶瑪巴大寶法王是冠以 HH (His Holiness) 頭銜的法王,從頭銜上看來是頂級的世界著名法王,但就十七世噶瑪巴烏金聽列多杰來說,目前他在跟嘉察仁波切學習,他開示的語錄和書籍我們都審查過了,當然我們隻能推薦他的國師,我們想這樣對你們的修行學習不會造成錯誤,畢竟十七世噶瑪巴還在向嘉察仁波切學習中。

 
  Q: ......My question: To whom do Vajrayana Buddhist pray?......

Q:

......My question: To whom do Vajrayana Buddhist pray?  We of the Theravadin tradition pray to no one or thing.  Those Theravadin Buddhists that pray to the Buddha we call Folk Buddhists.  According to the Pali Scripture the Buddha died without remainder.....When I referred to "without remainder" I was referring to the impermanent five aggregates in which there is no enduring permanent entitry (atman/soul)).  Back to my original question:  To whom or to what do people pray via the prayer flags. I'm sure you are not suggesting the Dharma / Dhamma.  I could accept the Idea of honoring and respecting the Buddha and Dhamma / Dharma but not true praying. The popular recitation: "Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato samma-sambuddhassa." is not a prayer to the Buddha but a statement of honoring the Buddha...

A:

Every existence or phenomena are impermanent regardless Buddha does live or does not. Prayers are insubstantial and unbeneficial if people do not understand the Original Nature or Buddha Kaya and if people do not cultivate themselves in right practice.

Chinese:
佛陀在与不在,万事万法都是无常的。如果没有修行,没有了解真如法性,任何祈愿都是空洞的。

 
  Q: When and where and from what linage do you believe Maitreya will come from.....

Q:

Maybe you could answer......
when and where and from what linage do you believe Maitreya will come from....
Do you believe he is already here? If so how old do you think he is? Where do you feel he is located at? (believe it or not there is rumor he is alive in Brittian).
I greatly appreciate any knowledge you have on him as well as any answers you can give me. I appriciate your wesite.

A:

You may read details in the Sutra of all Buddhist sects regarding Maitreya bodhisattva. It has been said that there is an incarnation of Maitreya bodhisattva in India. But this has not been confirmed yet. Maitreya bodhisattva should be officially to appear on earth when Long Hua Dharma Assembly with Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma will be occurred in this world.

Chinese:

关于这个问题,你可查阅有关弥勒菩萨的经藏。据说现在弥勒菩萨化身转世在印度,但是不确切,弥勒菩萨真正来这个世界是在龙华会大转法轮的时候。

 
  Q: So who do you think you actually are to be able to judge these teachers????......

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So who do you think you actually are to be able to judge these teachers???? According to Buddhist doctrine, only a Buddha is able to do this..... Please think about this as you are making yourself completely ridiculous. Love & clear light,

A:

The masters listed on the web have been publicly identified in Buddhism society. Don't you agree the greatest Buddhist masters do exist in this world although Buddha was passed away? The greatest Buddhist masters need to be selected and recommended for the benefit of living beings.

Chinese:

这些大圣德们是我们网站登出来的,他们都是为佛教界所公认的。总不能说没有佛陀在这世上,大圣德们就不存在了,他们会被公众大德们推荐、评选出来利益众生。

Q:

Can you please explain then why you also include the opinion of the Chinese government in your judgement of these masters?
No worldly government, and centainly not the anti-religious Chinese government has anything to do with these matters.
For example, to even suggest that the choice of the Chinese government of the Panchen Lama has any significance at all makes your position political and not religious.
The same can be said for your statement about His Holiness the Dalai Lama: you note, "The central government of China approved that Tenzin Gyatso who recognized by Reting hutukhtu was the H.H. 14th Dalai Lama ."
Do you get paid by the Chinese government and are you trying to create cheap propaganda here,? If not, please remove these kind of absurd statements.

A:

This web is serving purely for Buddhism. This site is never relevant to politics. Everything aligns with Dharma and does not with people. Buddha Sakyamuni, Padmasambhava, Tsongkhapa , and even past Dalai Lamas were highly gracious, infinite wisdom, and benefitted living beings with supernatural powers. There are very limited similar information applied to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama. Hopefully you are able to provide H.H. supernatural power facts that are similarly shown by Bodhisattvas . We will definitly introduce and prompt H.H. as long as we have these information and facts. The regulation is applied not only to H.H. the 14th Dalia Lama, but also Panchen in China and other greatest buddhist masters. Someone in our society have heretical opinions on the supernatural powers shown by Buddha Sakyamuni, Padmasambhava, Tsongkhapa , and even past Dalai Lamas. You can not simply say these supernatural powers are ridiculous or absurd. We highly respect the people who are prompting Buddha Dharma. Looks you are easily getting upset based on the writing in your email. It seems that you may not be a H.H. disciple. When you have an opportunity, we advise you learning from H.H. the 14th Dala Lama who is so kinds when H.H. appears in public. H.H. highly acclaims any realized buddhist masters even they come across different countries.

Chinese:

我们的网站是纯洁的佛教网站,从不沾染政治,一切依法不依人。根据释迦牟尼佛、莲花生大士、宗喀 巴大师、乃至于过去世中的达赖喇嘛都是慈悲智慧,而且神通广大利益众生。这一世的达赖喇嘛这方面的资料甚为缺少,希望能提供超人的,代表菩萨神通的事迹给我们,我们有了完整的资料当然会做相应的介绍,这不仅是对达赖喇嘛,也是对中国的班禅和所有的大德高僧们。社会上有些人偏知偏见,但是总不能把释迦牟尼佛、莲花生大士、宗喀巴大师、乃至于过去世中的达赖喇嘛的神通广大说成怪力乱神吧?我们尊重的是一切真正传遍佛法的人,象你这样动不动就生气就有烦恼的人,怎么放得下我见呢?我想你不应该是达赖喇嘛的弟子,你应该多向达赖喇嘛学习,他在任何场合出现时都是平和温柔的。如果你不信,可以去求教达赖喇嘛,他对任何的有道高僧都会赞叹的,是不分国度的。
 
  Q: Hi! ...... I've been a buddhist for 2 years and I'd like to ask 2 questions......

Q:

Hi! ...... I've been a buddhist for 2 years and I'd like to ask 2 questions: how can I learn the "6 yogas of Naropa"? Do I must be a Lay Lama to learn it, or only monks can learn? Thanks.

A:

Learning Dharma does not distinguish between monk or nun and people at home. Both monk or nun and people at home are Buddhist disciples. Learning “Six Yogas of Noropa” does not depend on the identity. It is on people's karmic condition and good roots that are originally with the benefit or joyousness from Dharma. This applies to almost every Dharma. Being a monk, Lama or nun should be highly respected.

Chinese:

学佛法不分出家或在家,佛教徒都是四众弟子之一。学那洛巴瑜伽六法也不分身份,主要是看学法的人有没有因缘具备对这个法能生起受用的善根。学任何法都是如此。出家当喇嘛这是非常值得大家尊重的。

 
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