H.E. DHARMA KING CHOGYE TRICHEN
Elder dharma king H.E. Chogye Trichen Rinpoche was called “master of the masters” because most of the lineage holders in Tibetan Buddhism were his disciples. H.H. the Dalai Lama took the elder dharma king as his root master beginning in 1971. H.H. Dharma King Sakya Trizin, H.H. Dharma King Dudjom of the Nyingma sect, and H.H. Shamarpa of the Kagyu sect were also his disciples.
January 20, 2007 was the day when the great karmic undertaking of the elder dharma king to spread the dharma and benefit living beings in the earthly realm would come to an end. However, it was also the day when great karmic conditions matured relating to the final moments of his life. The elder dharma king ordered Shabdrung Rinpoche to write a congratulatory letter. In that letter he praised the book A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma about H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, saying that the book is the guidepost leading to true Buddha-dharma and the gateway leading to benefiting and providing happiness to living beings. After that congratulatory letter was written, the rinpoche passed on to a Buddha-land right then and there. That was the final holy act of this elder dharma king of supreme enlightenment.
H.H. Buddha Vajradhara (Dorje Chang) Yangwo Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu:
A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma blesses living beings, and the perfection in the Five Vidyas that it shows is based on Buddha-dharma realization. That book is the guidepost leading to true Buddha-dharma and the gateway of the dharma leading to benefiting and providing happiness to sentient beings.
H.E. Dharma King Chogye Trichen and Ven. Shabdrung Rinpoche
January 20, 2007