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1. Secrets! Secrets! Secrets of the Lineage of Mahamudra


Translated by Henry Wolf
Translation Accuracy Editor: DJ Chang

Now I am going to reveal the utmost secret of the lineage of Mahamudra.

I myself turn out to be the patriarch of this lineage. This is bound to cause an uproar among the Kagyu of Tibetan Vajrayana and everyone will be in a state of shock!

What I am telling everyone is:
The original holder of Mahamudra was Vajradhara, the Adibuddha. He transmitted Mahamudra to
    Baoyi Youth.

Good Heavens!
Baoyi Youth transmitted it to Baoshang Youth who transmitted it to Saraha ….

The disciples all know:
Baoyi Youth and Baoshang Youth come from the ''Sutra of Guanyin Bodhisattva Receiving the Precepts.''
Baoyi Youth and Baoshang Youth were lotus born Padmakumaras and these two Padmakumaras did something of great significance:
They led King Yamantaka to take refuge in Golden Light Buddha.
King Yamantaka then reincarnated into Shakyamuni Buddha.
The Padmakumaras were thus the ''leading guru'' of Shakyamuni Buddha.
Not only that.
The first disciple to receive the transmission of the Mahamudra teaching of the Adibuddha was Baoyi Youth, who then transmitted the dharma to Baoshang Youth.
The Mahamudra teaching was then passed down to:
Saraha,
Niguma,
Tilopa,
Naropa,
Marpa,
Milarepa,
Gampopa,
the first Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa, …, and the 17th Karmapas Urgyen Trinley and Thaye Dorje.

Now I would like to respectfully inquire,
isn't the following supreme secret clear now?
Baoyi Youth is White Padmakumara.
White Padmakumara is Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu.
Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu is thus:
  1. The leading guru of Shakyamuni Buddha
  2. The patriarch of Mahamudra

Mahamudra has ''Sutra Mahamudra'' and ''Ganges Mahamudra.'' The former is the method of advancing gradually whereas the latter, the method of immediacy.
Its sequential stages are:
The Yoga of One-pointedness
The Yoga of Simplicity
The Yoga of One-taste and
The Yoga of Nonmeditation.

In the Mahamudra teaching there are four empowerments which cause the self-nature to illuminate. When one arrives at the state of ''no-thought'' there will be boundless, infinite light.

Once one's light drops merge to become light, the four elements and five aggregates will transform into the Rainbow Body.

I will tell you all in reality:
From the time that Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu's Deva Eye was opened I have known that I am ''Buddha Bones.''

My background is truly magnificent.
I am the leading guru of Shakyamuni Buddha.
I am the patriarch of the Kagyu Mahamudra in Tibetan Vajrayana.
I am …

The message I am trying to get across to you all is that all of this is truly real and crystal clear. This background and the lineages are unchangeable from the beginning and will be passed down through all eternity.

No wonder Dharma Brother Zhang Mingcong thought it was quite strange when he researched Padmakumara in the ancient books and noticed that Padmakumara sat as an equal with all the buddhas.

There is nothing strange about it!
Because Living buddha Lian-sheng is a buddha.
Would it be difficult to become a buddha or bodhisattva by following Living Buddha Lian-sheng?
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