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Quintessence of Secret Esoteric Buddhism

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The Basic Heavenly Scroll for Transmission of the Secret Doctrine This is the sacred Yantra representing the five Buddhas at the five corners of the universe. Vairocana Buddha or supreme ruler is in the center, Aksobhya Buddha is in the

East- Ratna-Sambhava Buddha is in the South, Amitabha Buddha is in the West, and Amogha Siddhi Buddha is in the North. Five armies of heaven, composed of Deities, saints and Gods, surround the five Buddhas. The Yantra represents the

five branches of all religions in the universe: The Buddha's Way, the Immortal's Way, the Saint's Way, the Deity's Way and the Human's Way.

In the past, Buddhist masters have passed this scroll from hand to hand among themselves over thousands of years. The Secret sect from the South has used it to transfer the Mind Seal. In the formal tradition of Cambodian Buddhism, it is

only verbally transmitted to the monks of the highest rank. The Cambodian Secret Buddhism called this scroll Pracul Consatte (Buddha's magic), Praculkia Tha (Kung Fu Buddha), and Sadatte Kia Tha (King of Magic and Kung Fu). At the present time, by Heaven's orders, the Buddhist masters are giving out this scroll to prove the existence of God and thus help people balance their material and spiritual life. This helps to provide the right key for anyone who really
wants to understand the Secret subjects relating to the physical existence of humanity, i.e. the laws of heaven, the operation of God's will or the wordless Sutra.

To experience the basic spiritual supernatural power, simply follow these steps:

1. Stand before the image of Buddha, God the Father, the Bible, the Buddhist Sutra or the spiritual leader of one's faith. Pray to learn the ways of the saints and the sages and promise to observe the religious precepts: not to kill

(except in self defense), not to steal, not to have sexual misconduct, not to lie in order to harm others and not to drink excessively.

2. Trace, then burn the Yantra and drink the ashes mixed in water.

3. Join your hands at the forehead level without touching it, and continuously recite the name of God, Buddha or any other spiritual leader's name. In five to thirty minutes, you will feel an external force that either moves your arms,

or forms Mudra with your fingers. Your hands may be moved apart, up or down. Your body may be bent into postures of paying respect to Buddha, Jesus or other spiritual leaders. Keep praying silently and continue to further experience the

force. You are fully conscious during the process.
4. If you want to stop simply relax your hands.

5. If you want to experience more of the force, join your hands and pray as mentioned before. You will be taught the eighteen forms of Kung fu, aesthetic exercises, oriental or western dances, Yoga exercises, Qi Gong energy, meditation,

etc. depending on your abilities and interest.
6. From 1974 to present, more than five thousand adults have practiced this Secret Buddhism in Vietnam.

7. In the past two years, more than one hundred children under the age of ten, men and women over sixty years of age have practiced Secret Buddhism in the United States. Some have had “out of body experiences”. Others have had an opening

of the 'third eye', or the experience of 'speaking in tongues'.

8. All theories of the doctrine are generally mentioned in this book. If necessary, the practitioner may contact the author for further information.

9. Following the first experience with the force, Catholics, Christians and Jewish are encouraged to live by the Ten Commandments of God, or Jehovah, and by the teachings of their Bible. Buddhists of the Pure Land School are encouraged

to pray to Amitabha Buddha, chant prayers of repentance and observe the religious rules, as they are normally accustomed to. Practitioners of other sects are encouraged to live by the precepts of their religion. Everyone will gradually

experience many supernatural principles, depending on the individual’s extent of religious commitment and devotion. 10. This Yantra is sacred. One must show sincere respect and should not joke about it. It will not be good for the blasphemer.

This sect is called Secret Buddhism or Secret Doctrine for the following reasons: I. The Founder of Secret Buddhism. The secret founder of this religious sect is not Sakyamuni Buddha, as many people have wrongly believed. It is the

Creator or the Supreme Universal Ruler known as the Great Sun Buddha or Mahavairocana Buddha (Sanskrit). Who is He? The various Buddhist sects of the Great Vehicle system and the Secret sect have explained that the Buddha has three

Bodies: The Dharma Body (law, doctrine), The Precious (or Bliss) Body, and the Incarnate (or transformation) Body. 1. THE DHARMA BODY In Sanskrit, Vairocana Buddha, the Great Sun Buddha, symbolizes the personality of Truth, which is as brilliant as the sun in the infinite space. He resides in the magnificent world of beautiful flowers weaved by thousands of lotus petals (Kusukatala). Garba, Vyu Halamkara, Lokadhatu). In the tradition of the Great Vehicle Buddhist

School, the Dharma Body taught the scriptures of superior knowledge such as the Avatamkara and Brahmajala Sutra to high ranking Bodhisattvas only. They are the only ones who can hear and see the Creator’s manifestation of the Truth. His world is called the Land of Permanently Still Light.

The Dharma Body (Dharmakaya or Dharmata) is also the nature of all Buddhas (Buddhata) and all beings. All doctrines come from the Dharma Body. Without the Dharma Body, the universe does not exist. In this sense, the Dharma is the

essential nature of all things that exist. This is illustrated by a saying from a Zen monk: “The real nature of the Dharma Body of the Buddha can be compared to infinite space, from which all things reflect themselves like the moon reflects itself in the water”. “Greenish bamboos are Dharma Body, the multitude of yellow flowers are Prajnas (wisdom)”. As such, the Secret Buddhism Foundation is compatible with the religious foundations of other religions. That foundation is the Truth of Truth (satyasya satyan).

All religious philosophies point to a unique understanding of the basic principle of the universe. That principle is the mysterious power of heaven and earth, which also lies deep in the human’s subconscious. It is the inability to understand this principle that leads human beings to miseries. To be saved one must discover, understand and becomes one nature with it. This is also the basis of all sciences. How is it done? For this question, every religion has different answers and different solutions. However, all the solutions have lead to a unique foundation, which is a moral and spiritual life that conforms to the Way and to the Truth. That principle is the supreme and ultimate reality that is experienced in the Brahman of the Vedanta philosophy, God of Christianity, Allah of Islam, and Jehovah of Judaism, Heaven by the Vietnamese, and Dharma or The Great Sun Buddha by Secret Buddhism.

2. THE PRECIOUS BODY (Sambhogakaya) - also called the Bliss body. It is the spiritual self of Bodhisattvas, enjoyed by the Bodhisattvas as the result of successful practice of virtues. This result is attained over three kalpa (a very long period of time) During which time and under the law of karma, all errors and wrongdoings were totally erased.

3. THE INCARNATE BODY or Manifestation Body (Nirmanakaya) comes from the great compassion (Mahakarana) of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas upon mankind. The Bodhisattvas do not enjoy the results of their good deeds but want to share them with mankind. The Bodhisattvas will not hesitate to suffer in the place of sentient beings, or to give out their merits to enlighten them if it is possible to do so. They would go through difficulties for the sake of humanity in their

Incarnate Body.

The Incarnate Body can self-divide into hundred of thousands of appearances. The Bodhisattva can incarnate as insects, worms, saints or devils depending on the required situation, so to save people from ignorance, sorrows and of all kinds of life's pollutions. The following stories illustrate the notion of the Incarnate Body. Japanese literature has the legend of Fugen Bodhisattva’s manifestation of a Geisha. Her name was Goddess Eguchi. She was a contemporary of Saigyo, a Zen master and a poet monk in the years of Kamakura. On his religious mission, Saigyo arrived in Osaka when darkness fell, and had no place to stay for the night. He came to Eguchi’s home, but she refused to let him in, saying that she was by herself. Monk Saigyo wrote this stanza for her:
If I was still attached to this world, Your heart might be hard Why must you reject me? It's only a night in this illusory world. Eguchi's action was not to reject or to give the monk a difficult time. It was only to preserve his reputation. Then, the goddess Eguchi disappeared. The travelling monk could still hear the echo of a woman's voice surfing on the waves of Yodo. Looking up, Saigyo saw Fugen Bodhisattva on a white elephant escorted by Deities disappear slowly in the bright clouds. This is another legend of Kwan Yin Bodhisattva in China.

In the Tang Dynasty, Yuan He (806-820 A.D), there was a beautiful girl in the community of Shan You. She was much sought after for marriage by many men. She gave the candidates a condition that they must memorize the Kwan Yin Lotus Sutra within one afternoon. The next morning, twenty men were successful doing this. She told them that she would marry the one who can memorize the Vajracchedika Sutra overnight. For this request, ten men were successful. That was still too many for the marriage. She then gave her third condition that is to memorize the seven books of the Lotus Sutra in just three days.

A man named Ma Lang was the only one successful and so she promised to be his wife. Just as the wedding ceremony was starting, she suddenly became ill, her beauty faded away and she died right in front of the guests. A monk attending her funeral saw her bones became pure gold. He told the guests that she was not an ordinary person of this world. She had manifested herself Fugen (Japan) P’i Hien (China) by the Upaya method of Bodhisattva because she wanted to convert them. As the monk finished his speech, he flew up towards the sky and vanished. Hieun-Tsang was a virtuous monk in China on his way to India to get the scriptures.

He always recited the Prajna Paramita Sutra when he encountered adversities like snowstorms, tornados, or wild animals. It was said that Kwan Yin Bodhisattva appeared to Hieun-Tsang in the form of a sick monk and recited the Prajna Paramita Sutra to comfort him in his distress. Thanks to his Samantabhara (Tibet) Kannon (Japan) Kwan Yin (China) utmost devotion and compliance to her advice, he finally reached his aspired destination. Regarding the doctrine of the Three Bodies”, other sects of Buddhism say that “The Great Sun Buddha” is the Dharma Avalokitesvara (Tibet) appearance that has no physical appearance; therefore he does not preach the Dharma.

Only the Precious and the Incarnate Form, such as Sakyamuni Buddha have a physical body and it is he that preaches the Dharma. According to Secret Buddhism the Dharma Body directly teaches, but the audience lack ears to hear, eyes to see, or intelligence to understand the doctrine. The Three Secrets of Vairocana Buddha will always remain secret if there is no means to convey it. Such a means to convey the secrets starts with “the supernatural Force” (Adhistana); not by the limited effort of the practitioner.