2017緣道觀音廟寺廟之美

轉載官網資訊:
The Forshang Heritage, The Patriarchs’ Vows
A Sanctuary Built to Last for Five Thousand Years

For the holy statue of Thousand-Hand-and-Thousand-Eye Guanyin Bodhisattva, what we pursue is not merely erecting the highest bronze sitting Buddha of the world, we are building a temple that draws acclaim and renown across the globe. Rather, what we seek is to construct a Holy Land with compassion as its longitude and time-transcendental affiliation with Buddha as its latitude – this is the true purpose of constructing a sanctuary.
── Lee Sun-Don, the 3rd Patriarch of Buddhist Forshang

Forshang 佛乘 (fosheng or Buddha yāna in Sanskrit) is a heritage that offers a complete set of supreme doctrines or dharmas to awaken one’s innate Buddha nature (also referred to as huayan華嚴) and assist transforming one’s physical existence into an immortal Buddha reality in this lifetime. The foremost and primary patriarch of Buddhist Forshang is Miao-Kong Bodhisattva, an incarnation of Dharma Body Buddha, also referred to as Da Zi Zai Wang Fo大自在王佛. In form of a holy ordained spiritual practitioner, Miao-Kong Bodhisattva made appearances in Yunan Province of southwestern China in early twentieth century where he delivered many miracles. His incarnation in this sahā world was for one purpose – to look for his successor and transmit the “Supreme Huayan‧Forshang Dharma” to the ultimate one, namely the Yuan-Dao Bodhisattva. To open up the heritage of Buddhist Forshang for the five thousand years to come, Miao-Kong Patriarch instructed the 2nd Patriarch, Yuan-Dao Bodhisattva, to bring the Forshang Dharma to Taiwan and set up the foundation there, from where the Forshang Dharma will permeate throughout the world and even the entire universe.
Following the Primary Patriarch’s instruction, the 2nd Patriarch Yuan-Dao Bodhisattva came to Taiwan in 1953 and began his calling of preaching Forshang Dharma. In 1988 he located his dharma heir – Master Lee Sun-Don – and appointed him as the 3rd Patriarch after a series of thorough examination and complete transmission of the Forshang heritage. Yuan-Dao Bodhisattva told his successor, the 3rd Patriarch Lee Sun-Don: “You have to build the Buddhist Forshang’s Patriarch Temple and the Thousand-Hand-and-Thousand-Eye Guanyin Holy Land….” He added, “Guanyin is also one of our patriarchs.”
To deliver the missions assigned by the 2nd Patriarch, Master Lee led his disciples to build the Patriarch Temple starting in 1997 and had it completed in 2000, a sanctuary named after the 2nd Patriarch, namely, the Yuan-Dao Guanyin Temple. Next, in 2002, Master Lee initiated his plan of building the Thousand-Hand-and-Thousand-Eye Guanyin Holy Land.

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