A Brief Introduction of
Forshang Buddhism World
The Origin of Forshang Buddhism
Forshang Buddhism is the revelation of Buddha-nature, founded by the Venerable Master Miao Kung Bodhisattva and succeeding Master Yuan Dao Bodhisattva in the early stage of the Republic of China, revering Da Zi Zai Wan Fo (the origin of Buddha-nature ）as the Originator.
Forshang Buddhism delivers the ultimate and perfect doctrines that lead
to union of body and mind, to attain supreme enlightenment in the present
Well-known in Southern China to perform innumerable miracles, after fulfilling his manifestation, Miao Kung Bodhisattva returned to the land of perpetual peace and glory in 1950.
As the only disciple, Yuan Dao Bodhisattva carried on the holy order that which Miao Kung Bodhisattva handed down.
Yuan Dao Bodhisattva was initiated at the age of 14, after twenty years
of unrelenting dedication, he became enlightened in 1956, wholeheartedly
preaching the Forshang Buddhism doctrines to the full extent ever since.
Before passing into Nirvana on August 11 1993, he chose among disciples
around the world Sun-Don Lee as the successor and appointed him Master of
the third generation.
Under the instruction of Yuan Dao Bodhisattva, Master Sun-Don Lee founded the Forshang Buddhism World Center in March 1989. Like the Masters before him, Master Lee too is devoted to enabling the whole world to enjoy the benediction of Forshang Buddhism.
The Forshang Buddhism World Center is located in Taipei, with branches
at Central and Southern Taiwan, in the United States (Los Angles, San
Francisco, Hawaii), Canada (Toronto, Vancouver), and Japan. In ten years'
time, hundred of thousands of followers and disciples around the United
States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia benefit through these channels.
Forshang Buddhism Preaching Principles
The sole purpose of the preachment of Forshang Buddhism is to awaken the human beings to have the right insight into life.
Buddhism doctrines can lead the human life to perfect harmony. Its immense capacity covers the entire infinite beings in all dimensions; its unfathomable depth can even alter the cause and effect of past, present and future life. Hence the propagation has to be total and complete, following the Four Principles of Preachment
The Worldly Orientation of Buddhism
Forshang Buddhism preachment has advanced far beyond into all levels of life. With its board scope and verified doctrines, opens the gate to raise the human life and civilization into a new horizon.
Yuan Dao Bodhisattva had stated very clearly that "Forshang Buddhism dawns the new era of the human civilization." Its implementation depends upon broadening human beings' perspective of life to the perspective of entire universe. A fulfilling and correct vision of life thus established leads to transforming the world into a pure land.
The Forshang Path
Forshang Buddhism cultivation courses teach the ultimate, perfect and
speedy doctrines that lead to the union of the body and mind, and help to
attain achievement in the present life. As an inseparable whole, it can be
understood as the very heart of Buddha, respectively, there are 9 stages
of physical cultivation and 8 stages of mental cultivation.
The eight stages of mental cultivation are as follows:
The 1st stage -- Correspondence with Circumstances
The 2nd stage -- Enlightenment
The 3rd stage -- Manifestation
The 4th stage -- Transformation
The 5th stage -- Without Utilization
The 6th stage -- Achieving Pure Land
The 7th stage -- Supreme Enlightenment
The 8th stage -- Da Zi Zai
The nine stages of physical cultivation are as follows:
The 1st stage -- Art of Harmony
The 2nd stage -- Art of Use of Force
The 3rd stage -- Art of Use of Chi
The 4th stage -- Art of Use of Mind
The 5th stage -- Art of Use Without Will
The 6th stage -- Art of Use Space
The 7th stage -- Art of Use Energy
The 8th stage -- Art of Supreme Enlightenment
The 9th stage -- Art of Da Zi Zai
Exertion of Buddha Nature:
Science of Human life I, II.
Path to Enlightenment:
Classes of Conscious Innovation.
Forshang Buddhism Cultivation is for one's inner testification, which is beyond word, and not for outward seeking. It emphasized the integration of ten great characters of Buddha nature, which are: " the Integration of Essence and Form", "the Balance of Wisdom and Virtue", "the Harmony of Principle and Practice", "the Utilization of Energy and Effect", and "the Unity of Time and Space'. One can achieve an instantaneous accordance with the Dharma nature, the essence of Buddhism doctrines, and to attain of Buddhahood in the present life.
The Expedient Doctrines
Considering the unavoidable obstacles on the path of evolution, that prevent many people from self-transformation, Master Lee present the following Expedient Doctrines as the convenient help, to reduce the hindrance so that everyone can have a better chance to realize Buddha nature endowment.
Forshang Lamp: The Forshang Lamp is empowered by Master Lee's personal achievement, those who lighten the Lamp is immersed in the light of Bun Schi Da Zi Zai Wan Fo and all the Buddha and Bodhisattva, thus bring about a peaceful body and mind as well as benediction and wisdom.
Forshang Rice: Under the practice of "Samadhi of Immortality of Da Zi Zai Pure Land", Master Lee empower immense energy into ordinary rice, when applied to the deceased, holy relics will appear after cremation, indicating that the deceased ascend to the pure land. The crystallized holy relic dates from Shakyamuni 2500 years ago, is the acknowledged symbol of immortality.
Forshang Water: Master Lee activate the intrinsic mental energy in deep meditation to implement the "The Samadhi of Da Zi Zai Purification Water". Countless people have enjoyed the miraculous effects in many worldly matters, it is considered to be one of the Forshang treasures.
Forshang Empowerment Doctrine: By practicing the "Forshang Empowerment Doctrine" Master Lee conduct consecration to rosary, Buddha statue, etc., to transmit immeasurable blessing of all the Buddha and Bodhisattva.
Da Zi Zai Wan Fo Buddha Statue: Every Da Zi Zai Wan Fo Buddha Statue was carved with expertise, also under the supervision of Master Lee in person. After empowerment by Master Lee, all the Buddha statues fully possess the inconceivable effects of great merit, great blessing and great wisdom.
Forshang Music: The "Forshang Dharma Music" CD and tapes composed and produced by Master Lee, are the Sound Dharani of all the Buddha and Bodhisattva, the sound wave and vibration can purify the energy field and inspire the inner nature.
Forshang Testification Books: The testification book series includes Master Lee's "the Statement of Dharma Nature", "the Supreme Hwa-Yen Series", "the Absolute Forshang Series" and "the Collection of Testimonies Series". Readers can acquaint themselves with Forshang Buddhism preaching, disciples' transformation and learning experiences.
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