Regarding the article titled “Factually Recording a Dream,” written by Songjie Rinpoche on June 19, some people thought it was a lie. They asked the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters to verify the truth.
They said: “Baden Luode had violated the teachings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III by lying to people and pretending to be a Bodhisattva. Even more despicable is that he framed H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III by fabricating a lie. He said his public storage of cinerary urns belonged to His Holiness the Buddha. We believe that was a trick he came up with to deceive people. He was a downright vicious person who did bad things to cheat people using the excuses of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas! First, would he not have regressed to the state of an ordinary person for having committed enormous crimes and being full of sinful karma? Would he still be a holy guru of the Three-star Sumita Wheel? Would the law of causality still exist if that were the case? Second, he died of bad retributions. The Dharma Voice of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III had already asserted it before he died, and the message had propagated through all Buddhists worldwide. How could he have been personally received by Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva to the World of Ultimate Bliss? Third, For such a bad person, how could one say he did not descend into the three lower realms? How could one say he sat on a lotus flower instead to become an Arahat equivalent to a holy guru of One-star Sun-moon Wheel?” They also say that it is not easy for Songje Rinpoche to write about the sins his father had committed publicly. Still, he would follow his father’s steps and receive bad retributions for lying if he took this opportunity to say false words.
Considering this, the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters asked Songjie Rinpoche. Below is his reply: “My father received retribution for saying false things. That lesson is profound for me because it is right in front of me. Feeling horrified and shaken to my core, how do I dare to say false things? Would I not understand this point even if I am stupid to the extreme? Would I still say the wrong things and follow my father’s steps? My answer today is my dream was real. I have not said false words; what I described was not fabricated.”
“It is expected that they have a suspicion about my father. To prove what I said is true, I request that the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters allow me to submit to the Holy Determination on my father’s behalf. Then the verity of my words can be examined. Can that be arranged? The Public Announcement 20150103 issued by the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters has the following statement: ‘If we take the image of Shakyamuni Buddha for Holy Determination by Vajra Faman as a Buddha, then a crown will undoubtedly form on top of the Buddha’s head. It is because the World-Honored One is a Buddha. But if we submit the image of Holy Monk Jigong to the Holy Determination as a Buddha, then nothing will happen. No crown will form because Jigong is not a Buddha. The Yidam will view it as a disdainful action to the Buddha. You must submit him as a reincarnated holy monk if you want a crown to form on the head of Jigong.
Therefore, I submitted myself to the Holy Determination on my father’s behalf to check whether my father had said those things. If the Holy Determination says I am lying, I will say no more. I now implore the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters to arrange a Holy Determination for me.”
The United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters considers what Songjie Rinpoche said makes sense. This Headquarters is willing to hold a Holy Determination to verify what he described and what his father had said. But we must clarify one thing. The Vajra Faman Initiation requires at least the Dharma power of Gold Button Level 3, such as Wangzha Shangzun, to preside over it. The holy gurus of this Headquarters do not yet have the realization capabilities and Dharma power required to hold the Vajra Faman Initiation Holy Determination. Therefore, we can only conduct the Holy Determination through the Eight-wind Array.
United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters
June 20, 2015
(Eric Huang translated this announcement from Chinese to English.)