We are about to finish the renovation here. After it’s done, I’d like to build a Bodhimanda (Wayplace, monastery) of great scale. Those of you who have followed me for a long time will surely become Buddhas. I will take the Dharma Realm as Buddhism’s scope; and the Dharma Realm as my body. Therefore, what we do must be great as well. It should be so vast that it reaches the ends of space and pervades the Dharma Realm. Hence, it must be of a great scale with a great foundation. Having a great foundation, we can make Buddhism flourish in every corner of every world. First of all, we must bring forth our true hearts. Whoever wishes to bring forth the true heart may do so. On the other hand, those of you who do not wish to do so will not be coerced, either. Having a true heart means taking whatever you do seriously and doing it well. The goodness in everything we do and all our cultivation is transferred towards establishing a new temple. Those who recite the Buddha’s name can transfer the merit and virtue from the recitation towards the new Wayplace. People who wish to recite sutras can also recite sutras to make transference. Whoever wishes to uphold mantras can recite mantras to make transference as well. If you like to practice bowing, make transference from your bowing. If you bow to the sutras, you can also transfer the merit and virtue to wish that our temple be established as soon as possible – the sooner the better. The people in this world are waiting for us to save them. If we cannot even build a Wayplace, we will have not done the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas right; and our belief in Buddhism will be in vain. We must make contributions to Buddhism.
Moreover, we must show our true heart in making transference to accomplish this new Wayplace in whatever we do. So, if people wish to fast for seven days, it is fine. If people wish to have a ‘sleeping session’, it’s all right as well. What is called a fasting session? It means not eating. What is meant by a sleeping session? It is to sit in meditation without getting up. If people want to have a ‘standing session’, it’s okay, too. You can stand in one particular place day and night without sitting down. We must bring forth our true hearts, with which we will certainly obtain a response.
“If this temple is not built successfully, I will never eat or sleep – I will ‘stand’ forever.” If one brings forth this kind of earnest and sincere resolve, one will obtain a response. In addition, all the gods, dragons and others of eightfold division of Dharma protectors should hurry and do your work in order to get this temple built. Regardless of what kind of dharma door is used, this job has got to be done. Otherwise, all of you, the gods, dragons and others of eightfold division of Dharma protectors are forsaking your responsibilities.
We plan to bring Buddhism to its fullest and highest development so that it can be propagated to every world. Therefore, none of the gods, dragons and others of eightfold division should slack off. You must hurry up and do your share of the work. If you don’t do what you are supposed to do, you are being lazy. Regardless of who you are, whether you are a man, a ghost or a vajra dharma protector, you must accelerate to perform your duties. All of the humans, ghosts and all living beings who have taken refuge with me in the past, present and the future must manifest their skill and spiritual penetrations to make things efficacious so that this job can be achieved sooner.