Venerable Dharma Teacher Guozhang (1907-2015) was a famous and eminent monk in China. He received tonsure and became a monk in Mt. Emei, one the four famous Buddhist mountains of China, in 1930 . In his middle age, he went to Kangding and formally acknowledged H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III as his Root Vajra Master. He held the position of the abbot at the Jiulaodong Monastery in Mt. Emei in circa. 1946, and became the Abbot of Kaihua Temple in Mt. Wuzhong, which is the first stop of the southbound transmission of Buddhism from India to China, in 1992. He then bore the responsibility as the Abbot of the Jiewang Monastery in Mt. Wuzhong from the age of 87 in 1994 till the age of 102 in 2009, during which time he rebuilt the very ancient temple. He passed away at Jiewang Monastery at the age of 108 in 2015.
Dharma teacher Guozhang strictly abides by the precepts of Buddhism, and his realization is profound. He is able to subdue beasts that live in the mountains. He is also able to hear the words of beings in the heavenly realm. He undertakes the task of propagating the dharma and benefiting living beings.
When the Dharma teacher spoke of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in 2004, he cried tears of compassion. On behalf of all living beings, he sincerely beseeched His Holiness the Buddha as follows: “Great Dharma King, I, your disciple, miss you. Living beings need you.” The Dharma teacher sent the video in which he spoke those words to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who was on the other side of the Pacific Ocean at that time. During the filming of that video, the Dharma teacher was moved by compassion and practiced a holy Dharma in order to repay the kindness of his H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Suddenly, his body emitted red light.