YIDAM-DHARMA INITIATION MASTER OF THE 17TH KARMAPA: H.H. DHARMA KING GONGBAO DUMU QUJI
H.H. Dharma King Dumu Quji was conferred the title of “Buddha-Dharma National Master” by an emperor in the Ming Dynasty. The meaning of “Quji” is Dharma King. H.H. Dharma King Gongbao Dumu Quji XVIII is the Vajra Master of H.H. the 17th Karmapa Great Jewel Dharma King. He performed the yidam dharma initiation for H.H. the 17th Karmapa Great Jewel Dharma King. He is the only one of great holiness and virtue who cleansed through a ritual bathing H.H. the 17th Karmapa and formally put the Great Jewel Dharma King robes onto H.H. the 17th Karmapa. He did so at the respectful request of H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche, who is one of the four great Dharma Princes. During the time H.H. Dharma King Gongbao Dumu Quji XVIII performed initiations for the Karmapa, he saw in a supernatural state the ancient, primordial Buddha—Dorje Chang Buddha—bless the Karmapa. That ancient Buddha manifested as H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. H.H. Dharma King Gongbao Dumu Quji XVIII wrote the following about this real experience: “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the highest refuge countless living beings can rely upon to attain liberation. I prostrate to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.
DANGKA MONASTERY IN YUSHU PREFECTURE, QINGHAI PROVINCE AFFIRMATION AND CONGRATULATIONS
With boundless gratitude, I prostrate to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!
In this lifetime, I formally put the Great Jewel Dharma King robes on to the 17th Karmapa, H.H. Urgyen Trinley Dorje, and performed the yidam dharma initiation for him, which included transmitting dharma to him. A few days before I did that, I saw in a supernatural state the Buddha Vajradhara appear over the head of the Karmapa. The Buddha Vajradhara was radiating light that empowered the Karmapa. Very soon after that, the Buddha Vajradhara metamorphosed into one who was sitting down. He was wearing a yellow robe. His long hair was at shoulder level, and He looked dignified and imposing. Behind Him were high stones, a pool, rooms, red flowers, and green pines. Below Him was a wooden deck. At that time, I knew Dorje Chang Buddha had come to this world, but I did not see His exact whereabouts. During all these many years, I have constantly kept that scene in mind and have reviewed it.
I recently received the book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. This was probably the result of being blessed by the twenty-one Taras. When I turned to page twenty-one and saw that holy image of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, I was totally shocked. It was the exact image of Dorje Chang Buddha that I saw in that supernatural state. There was not the slightest difference between the two, including the setting that surrounded H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.
I now solemnly affirm and offer congratulations for the following: The karmic conditions of living beings to encounter dharma have matured, for they can now benefit from the brilliant wisdom of the Buddha as they had wished. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is a precious book of true Buddha-dharma, a treasury that incorporates 84,000 dharma methods. It demonstrates accomplishments in the Five Vidyas unprecedented in the history of Buddhism. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the highest refuge countless living beings can rely upon to attain liberation.
I prostrate to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!
Gongbao Dumu Quji
February 28, 2010