News From The Dharma Realm
News From China-The Five Eyes
by Master Hua/tr. by Bhik. Heng Tao
For the past thirty years, Buddhism in China has been obstructed by the Communists. You can say that for these past thirty years, there has been no Buddhism in China, Particularly during the Great Cultural Demise, many Buddha and Bodhisattva images in the temples were smashed or destroyed. At that time the Buddhas no longer emitted light, the Bodhisattvas did not speak and the Arhats just entered samadhi. The Little Red Guards had no fear in their hearts. They went about wreaking havoc in all of the temples and monasteries, particularly the Four Holy Mountains (dedicated to the Four Great Bodhisattvas: Manjushri Bodhisattva, Universal Worthy Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, and Earth Store Bodhisattva ). Now although it's said that the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas entered samadhi, didn't emit light, and didn't speak, after a while they couldn't take any more. So they sent some people who had made great vows in the past to China to renovate Buddhism. These people took along with them some spiritual powers--specifically the Five Eyes:
The Buddha Eye,
The Wisdom Eye,
The Dharma Eye,
The Heavenly Eye, and
The Flesh Eye.
These five eyes are different from
the flesh eyes of ordinary people, and the
Flesh Eye among the Five does not refer to
these flesh eyes, either. Instead it can perceive
objects that have shape and form and is
called the "flesh" eye for that
It's truly a regrettable state of affairs that in a country which has 12 billion people, no one understands the principle of the Five Eyes! Despite all their scientists, philosophers, and radiologists, nobody really knows. It's rumored that there are over a hundred of these children who are at present under intensive scrutiny by the scientists. However it's to be feared that the more they investigate, the farther removed they will be from the truth. Why? Because they don't understand the principle of the Five Eyes. This is pitiful! A country as large as China--and nobody understands! We11, are there people in other countries who understand? No, they don't understand either. They are also puzzled about this to the point that they are craning their necks wondering what's going on. Nobody is endowed with true knowledge and far-reaching insight that can recognize these children as pure, heaven-true Bodhisattvas-come-again. The Buddhas sent them to resurrect Buddhism. They are emissaries--pioneers of the Way. Ultimately where can you find people who truly understand true principle!