The Bodhi Seal of the
Lwo Hsi was a temple name. The
Master's name was Ch'ang Chao and also Ching
Kuang. Both of these names were bestowed
upon him by King Wu Yuh. THE VENERABLE ONE WAS
NAMED CH'ANG CHAO. HE WAS OF THE HU
FAMILY IN YUNG CHIA County. HE LEFT HOME AT
AN EARLY AGE. AND STUDIED STOPPING AND
CONTEMPLATING. He learned about the three
contemplations of empty, falseness and the middle.
UNDER MASTER SU, the 13th Patriarch. IT WAS AS
IF HIS UNDERSTANDING SHONE THROUGHOUT HE
NAN Province. Since he was called Ch'ang Chao
(constantly shining), it was said he illumined
the whole province.
THE MASTER SAID, "THIS WAS TAKEN FROM "CHIH CHE'S WONDERFUL AND ESOTERIC PRINCIPLES." THIS TEXT IS PLENTIFUL ABROAD. It can be found overseas. THE KING SENT A MESSENGER TO JAPAN TO FIND THIS TEXT. HE ERECTED A TEMPLE FOR THE MASTER AT LWO HSI WHICH WAS ALSO NAMED "TING HUI." Concentration and wisdom. HIS POSTHUMOUS TITLE WAS THE VENERABLE "CHING KUANG." THE TEACHING OF CONTEMPLATION CONTINUED TO FLOURISH, DUE TO THE MASTER'S STRENGTH. A VERSE IN PRAISE SAYS,
HIS SUBSTANCE UNITED
WITH KUAN YIN.
The Sutras are about to disappear. Yang Lai the Venerable One, asked the King Wu Yueh to bring the Sutras back. He also transmitted the Dharma Storehouse. The Sutras were just as if burned by fire and reduced to mere ashes, and so he asked them to come in from abroad, and brought back the Dharma Storehouse from Japan. He was able to keep the T'ien T'ai sect alive and flourishing.
ANOTHER VERSE IN HIS PRAISE SAYS,
A great sage came out of Yung Chia county. He based himself on all the ones with Way virtue and transmitted it to those of later generations who study the Buddhadharma. His way of life was to be compassionate just as Kuan Yin is. After he united in substance with Kuan Shih Yin Bodhisattva, he obtained the eloquence of delight in speaking. Who could match his samadhi power and the power of his vows? Who could be like him? Wu Yueh King sent an envoy to Japan in search of the Sutras. He was more or less like Tripitaka Master Hsuan Ch'uang who went to India to fetch the Sutras.