Going and returning with no border;
Movement and stillness have one source;
Embracing multitudes of wonders, more remains.
Overstepping words and thought by far：
This can ony be the Dharma Realms！
What a legacy the Master left for us: encompassing nothing less than the Dharma Realm itself! What a mandate he gave us: to make our scope equal to the Dharma Realm! This third memorial volume, published in observance of the first year, offers a glimpse of some minute portion
of the priceless legacy of Proper Dharma that the Venerable Master so selflessly bestowed upon all beings of the Dharma Realm.
In this third memorial volume, Chan meditation, Amitabha Buddha’s name, Guanyin Bodhisattva’s Dharma doors, and the powerful Shurangama Mantra, described in the Master’s own words, are featured as core practices from among the Master’s multifaceted teachings. Further, short sayings selected from the Master’s prolific body of
instructions display the magnitude of topics he handled with ease. Ignoring sectarianism, the Master opened the doors of Buddhism’s myriad expedients, and as multitudes of beings in the past, present, and future entee enter them, they find them to be mutually inclusive, just as the Master said they were.
Clearly arrayed, they are like mustard seeds in a jar;
Completely simultaneous, they are like drops of water in the sea.
One and many are unobstructed, like a thousand lamps in space;
Hidden and revealed are realized together,
like a crescent moon in the sky.
Dharma doors pile up in layers, like clouds billowing in space;
Myriad practices unfurl profusely, like flowers blooming on brocade.
The Lion’s Roar also issues forth from these pages to expose with astute wisdom and uncompromising candor those who are contributing to the Dharma’s demise. Surely we must stand united in perpetuating the Proper Dharma.
The beginnings of many of the Way-places the Master founded with ceaseless toil are described herein. And the Master’s own roots, stemming from the first Six Patriarchs in China, are traced. Photos show people throughout the world paying tribute to the Master; unseen, are the multitudes of beings throughout the Dharma Realm also making obeisance. This volume attempts to tell some of how the Master aided and continues to aid us all.
May 20, 1996