The Explanation of the Buddha’s Title - “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III”
On April 3, 2008, a solemn and dignified first-publishing ceremony of a fact-recording book entitled H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, which published jointly by the World Buddhism Publishing LLC and the World Dharma Voice, Inc., was held at the Library of the Congress of the United States. The book was also formally accepted into the collection of the Library of the Congress of the United States. Only since that time, did people in the world know that Master Wan Ko Yee, who had been broadly respected by the great masses and who had also been known as Great Dharma King Yangwo Yeshe Norbu, had been recognized by the world’s leaders, regent dharma kings, and great rinpoches of Buddhism through official documents as the third incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, who is the primordial Sambhogakaya Buddha of the universe. The Buddha’s name is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Since then, people began to address His Holiness the Buddha by “Namo Dorje Chang Buddha III.” This is similar to the situation that Sakyamuni Buddha’s name was Prince Siddhartha Gotama before attaining Buddhahood. However, after Sakyamuni Buddha had attained Buddhahood, His title changed to “Namo Sakyamuni Buddha.” That is why we now address His Holiness the Buddha as “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.”
In particular, on December 12, 2012, the Senate Resolution No. 614 of the United States Congress officially used “His Holiness” in the name addressing Dorje Chang Buddha III (That is to say, “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.”) Since then, the title and status of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has been definitive by nature. And, as a matter of fact, “Dorje Chang Buddha III” is a name used legally in governmental and official legislative documents. Therefore, the previously used respected name and titles such as “Wan Ko Yee,” Great Master, and Great Dharma King no longer exist.
However, the news below was published before the Buddha's title of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was publicly announced. At that time, people did not know about the true status of His Holiness the Buddha. Therefore, to respect the true history, we still kept the names used before the title of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was legitimately determined in republishing this news. However, all must clearly know that the only legitimate name of His Holiness the Buddha is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and all other names used before the legitimate determination no longer exist.
AUGUST 14,2003 9 NEWS VOL.IX NO.33
The Organization of American States, Which is Composed of 34 Countries, Including the United States and Canada, Invited Ambassador from Various Countries, as Well as United States Senators and Congresspersons, to Attend the Exhibition of Yun Sculptures
ON JULY 28th in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States, the Organization of American States held the “Master Wan Ko Yee (H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III) Yun Sculpture Exhibition.” This exhibition was mainly directed at ambassadors from various countries, United States senators and congresspersons, and high-level government officials in the White House. The Organization of American States is a world organization that is composed of 34 countries, including the Unites States, Canada, and Mexico.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States is selected from the presidents of the various member countries. The present Secretary General Is Cesar Gaviria, President of Columbia. After that organization communicated many times with the Master Yi Yungao International Cultural Institute, and after much effort, the Organization of American States came to have a thorough understanding of Master Wan Ko Yee (H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III) and came to recognize him.
Because Master Wan Ko is an outstanding Master of saintly wisdom, many world renowned Masters who are highly achieved In saintly wisdom have formally acknowledged him as their Master. The Master has reached great heights in areas such as philosophy, science, sociology, medicine, poetry, calligraphy, painting, and art.
Master Wan Ko Yee (H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III) was born in China and now resides in the United States where he also is distinguished researcher and university professor. Master’s Yun sculpting is a form of art that he successfully founded in the United States for the benefit of mankind. Through this unprecedented form of art, Master Wan Ko has created carvings that rival the beauty of nature’s creations.
Master Wan Ko Yee’s (H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III) pioneering sculpture basically deals with the carving of stone material into the form of an oval boulder, which is then carved hollow. Inside this hole is a mysterious and changing world where wondrous mist is constantly circling upward, making the Master the only person who has been able to create mist within this type of carvings. His innovative technique also makes it currently impossible to duplicate his sculptures.
When viewing his Yun sculptures. one experiences a carefree and peaceful feeling that is difficult to describe. No beautiful scenery in any limestone cave in the world can compare with Master Wan Ko’s incredible Yun sculptures, which are inexhaustibly gorgeous. Yun sculptures contain various layers of sights that seem to be constantly changing, offering splendid colors not comparable to anything in the world.
Master Wan Ko was able to create these treasures based upon his high state of realization, profound and extensive knowledge, as well as his understanding of the laws that underlie birth, growth, and transformation of all things in the universe.
Because of the great artistic contributions Master Wan Ko Yee (H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III) had made for the benefit of the world, and in order to commend the Master, the Organization of American States held a special exhibition of the Master’s Yun sculptures in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. That day, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Dr. Cesar Gaviria, presided over the opening ceremony. Each of the various ambassadors and members of the United States Congress who attended marveled at and praised the sculptures. They thought that creating such sculptures was a great contribution to mankind, that for the first time in the world there are sculptures was a great contribution to mankind, that for the first time in the world there are sculptures that miraculously surpass the beauty of natural creations, that such sculptures reflect the highest and most refined level of art possible, that they are indescribably beautiful, that viewing them is an enjoyable and enrapturing experience, and that they are the essence of art.
THE Organization of American States, conducted on a exhibition of Master Won Ko Yee’s (H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III) Yun sculptures. The present Secretory General of the Organization of American States, Cesar Gaviria (right), presided over the opening ceremony. Master Yee (second from right), his wife (middle) and his daughter and son attended the opening ceremony.
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 “Namo” is a Buddhist term originated from the transliteration of the Sanskrit term “namas” which has the meaning of respect and has been widely used as a prefix for expressing supreme respect when addressing a highest holy being such as a Buddha. It is equivalent to the prefix of “H.H.” used by other religions in western languages (e.g., addressing the Pope of Catholics).