On Day 26 of the Lunar New Year
You asked whether the Inner-tantric Mandalas established by some people, including the dharma kings, the venerable ones, and the dharma masters, are real or not. First, we will not satisfy your wish to list their dharma titles publicly. Asking that question already belongs to ignorance and shows that you did not read the announcements. Those you mentioned are not even at Gold Button Level 1 yet and are still at the Blue Buttons levels. They can at most be called eminent monastics, or greatly virtuous ones, but are not Greatly Holy Ones or Bodhisattvas. They do not have the realization power to establish an Inner-tantric Mandala and cannot give a real Inner-tantric Initiation to their disciples.
We clearly tell you that perhaps you won’t find one Greatly Holy and Virtuous person who possesses the ability to establish a real Inner-tantric Mandala that meets the Dharma stipulations among 100,000 rinpoches or 1,000 eminent monastics or 100 holy and virtuous ones. If that were not true, it would not have become the case where no one can find an Inner-tantric Mandala in the United States, China, India, or any other place.
Although the masters you mentioned are quite famous, their realization power levels are still very far from being able to establish an Inner-tantric Mandala or to give a real Inner-tantric Initiation to their disciples. It is tough for them to invite a Buddha or Bodhisattva to arrive at the mandala. Some of them perhaps couldn’t even perform an exoteric-tantric initiation well!
Maybe you still do not understand what we are telling you now. So, let’s say this to you. In the recorded video titled “Manifestation of Genuine Buddha Dharma That Is Difficult to See Even in One Thousand Years,” some of the persons you mentioned were present. You can see in the video how powerful and capable Venerable Mozhi was. Those people could not resist Venerable Mozhi’s realized powers and made a fool of themselves. Even a figure you mentioned, who has the title of venerable one or reincarnated rinpoche but is an ordinary person, was so scared that he dared not enter the place. However, even Venerable Mozhi, who is so great, still cannot establish an inner-tantric mandala and must borrow one to give an inner-tantric initiation. In contrast to Venerable Mozhi, what are those famous figures you mentioned? They still have so long a way to go!
The Inquiry Center of the World Buddhism Association Headquarters
Written on behalf of great holy virtuous ones to answer questions raised
March 13, 2018
(English translation by Zunba, last edited 2020-10-20)
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