On Day 11 of the Lunar year
The person demonstrating “Presenting the Three Vajra Pestles” is a world-famous great rinpoche. Why did he turn away while presenting the pestles? He said that he is humble and is not willing to make an appearance before the public. Therefore, we are not authorized to tell you his dharma name though you requested. Now, this Vajra Pestle from the time of the Ming Dynasty is worshiped at a temple of the World Buddhism Association Headquarters.
Venerable Gandan Mozhi Makai, who is a Holy and Virtuous One wearing a Lotus Button, said that some of the inquiries raised are irrelevant. Still, we will make an exception today and tell you that the great rinpoche presenting the “Heavenly Pestle” is not the person named Yin Gang (also called A-Gang) in Thailand. Regarding what a person Yin Gang is, we never met him, and we do not know. Based on the correct information obtained through consultation, it is true that his master Chen Baosheng once led A-Gang and a group of his fellow brothers to pay respect to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in Shenzhen, China. They were received as a group publicly. That was the only time, and it was 20 years ago. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has never had any contact with A Gang from the beginning to now. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III never accepted A-Gang as a disciple and, therefore, never taught him anything and does not know about the matter of his helping Chen Baosheng to collect money. As to what Buddha hall they have in Thailand, where that is, and who spent the money to build it, we do not know. We do not know the relationship between him and Chen Baosheng.
Inquiry Center of the World Buddhism Association Headquarters
Written on behalf of great holy virtuous ones to answer questions raised
February 26, 2018
(original translation by Benxin, translation last edited by Zunba 2020-06-03)
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