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THESIS

A Brief Discussion of Buddhism Beyond Boundaries

by

Bhagavan Zhi-Ji Vimalakirti

​Content Summary

 

“Buddhism Beyond Boundaries” is the “transcendence” of Buddhist hermeneutics.

 

This “transcendence” is primordial Dharma nature, cosmic reality, cosmic spiritual nature, cosmic morality, cosmic will, and cosmic life. Therefore, “transcendence” cannot be understood within the six levels of consciousness as an object. Its reality also cannot be considered by worldly philology, linguistics, history or logic. Hence, “transcendence” is the “root source of existence”. In terms of Buddhist hermeneutics, “existence” refers to primordial Dharma nature.

 

The generated great application of Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism’s “transcendence” hermeneutics under Buddhist hermeneutics is the cosmic science of Liberation of Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi.

 

“Primordial Dharma Nature” is merely a term used for convenience. As to the numerous labels of great application arising from primordial Dharma nature, such as “Buddha nature”, “Dharma nature”, “Ahdharma Buddha Tathagata”, “Samantabhadra Buddha Tathagata”, “Vairocana Buddha Tathagata”, “Bhagavan”, “Fan (Brahma)”, they are merely convenient terms in the Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming tradition, they are also “products” of Buddhist hermeneutics.

 

The meaning of “transcendence” within Buddhist hermeneutics is the all-encompassing one. Based on different experiences towards “transcendence”, there can be further descriptions of “existence”, “reality”, “deities”, or “God”.  However, not a single description can fully grasp It. Therefore, one must not easily identify “transcendence” in the same way as God.

 

Within the purport of Buddhist hermeneutics, the term “transcendence” displays the attributes of secret codes. The “forms of teachings”, “forms of yoga”, “forms of discipline” and “forms of perfection” language realms of series of Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism visions like the “Mandalas” of “Holy Tantra Ten Dharma Realms” and “Tri-Tantra Dharani” throughout the “Six Universes” as referred to by Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism, are precisely representative groups of secret codes.

 

Therefore, we are discussing “transcendence” of Buddhist hermeneutics with such connotation. The Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism, Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi, Classification of Twelve Vehicles of Holy Teachings, personally established by Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha in ancient India, towards the forms of teachings, yoga, discipline and perfection of Buddhism, has been carrying out “transcendence” annotations and secret codes decoding, in order to explain the cosmic tantric meanings of the Holy Teachings.

 

“Transcendence” of Buddhist hermeneutics is not easily understood by sentient beings that are not in yoga practice with It. Buddhist practitioners rely on the use of tools of secret codes language realm systems, to yoga with “transcendence”, and Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism’s “transcendence” secret codes groups compose Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism’s “transcendence” language realms.  Secret codes are not in themselves “transcendence”. Therefore, Holy Tantra Ten Dharma Realms’ Mandalas and Six Universes’ Tri-Tantra Dharani are also not “transcendence” Itself. Buddhist practitioners borrow Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism’s transcendence secret codes groups, manifesting the spirituality of transcendence.  Through guidance of Buddhism’s “forms of teachings” operating these tools of secret codes language realm systems, and to save, help, deliver and bathe sentient beings; directly attaining cosmic reality, directly encountering noumenon, eventually reaching ultimate liberation.

 

“Buddhism Beyond Boundaries” within Buddhist hermeneutics is the basis of the reality and existence of the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha’s cosmic science of “selfless” liberation. Therefore, the “secret code” mandalas and dharani meditation yoga of “transcendence” within the connotation of Buddhist hermeneutics have been utilised as the indispensable tools for saving, delivering, and liberating sentient beings.

 

The concept of “Fan (Brahma)” of ancient Indian Brahmanism included too many elements of mythology. Before the original mythology became settled doctrine, the concept of “Brahma” was not yet a rationalised description, it urgently needed the development of “Brahma” secret codes. “Brahma” possessed natural vulnerability. Consequently, the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha carried out “revolutionary” reforms and elevation to It. Hence, Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism was founded and established under the initiation and guidance of the ultimate virtuous kindness, compassion, and wisdom of the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha.

 

Through the Buddhist hermeneutical discussion of “Buddhism Beyond Boundaries”, establish global ethic, strive for world peace, attain harmony of whole mankind, thereby achieve peaceful mutual progress, and sincere hope for multi-coexistence.

 

 

Key terms:

Transcendence, Brahma, Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming, Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi, language realms

 

 

1. In terms of the meaning of Dharma nature, “transcendence” exists naturally in the universe

 

Before modern scientific technology had overcome the obstacle of spatial distance, the development of world civilisation was carried out on divided paths. In respect of philosophical religion [01], the three great spiritual traditions of the West, India and China were formed.

 

With philosophical Buddhism, the four great mental spiritual traditions of Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism and Tantrayana Buddhism were formed. However, what needs to be emphasised is that all Dharma are equal - high or low is irrelevant. Buddhist Tantrayana is the advanced form of the self development of Buddhist Vajrayana. In terms of the meaning of Dharma nature, transcendence [02] exists naturally in the universe.

 

Chinese Han Transmission Tantrayana Buddhism - Holy Tantra Jin-Gang-Dhyana Buddhism (subsequently shortened to “Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism”) had been nurtured by the sustenance of 5,000 year traditional culture in China. This healthy and large holy seed has thrived and grown strongly in the tolerant humane environment of the multicultural policy of Australia. Featuring His 20 “year old” young style, His extensive worldwide Dharma dissemination, under irresistible momentum and as brilliant and magnificent as a rainbow, is like the sun at high noon.

 

 

2. Establish a Buddhist hermeneutical Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism “transcendence” hermeneutics

The traditional language systems [03] of Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism had undertaken historical Buddhist hermeneutical [04] annotations of Buddhist scriptures and principles, and established a Buddhist hermeneutical Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism transcendence hermeneutics [05].

 

Within the transcendence hermeneutics of Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism, the “Twelve Vehicle Classification of Buddhism” [06] identifies all the cultural and religious values of all Buddhist schools. The learning of all Buddhist schools is regarded as not merely precious doctrines of humanity; they are spiritual rare treasures shared by all mankind. The holy teachings of all vehicles can be kept by each and every ordinary modern people of the world. Having mental life resources with spiritual value, the teaching forms - the transcendence hermeneutics of the holy teachings of all vehicles, are also shared by sentient beings of various root capacities.

 

Tracing the history of Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism, He - was fondly loved in the embrace of the motherland, once brilliant, founded the school in the Great Tang Dynasty, enriching China;

 

He - Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism - had come across Dharma disasters, and for over a thousand years, encountered difficulties and hardships, yet still freely and supremely passed on, thus perfectly manifested the true quality of Buddhism among mortals, showing the Avatamsaka Arya Pratyaya (hua yan holy condition/connection) to countless sentient beings of China.

 

More than 50,000 statues on the mountaintop of Dazu in Sichuan province have composed a historical and silent musical movement. On the desolate mountain and forest far away from the ancient Chinese imperial power centre, Sheng Mi Tians [07] (outdoor Buddha statues) arannyas left their good names, untiringly “standing” there to silently bear witness for history. They are vividly exhibiting Holy Tantra practitioners who relinquish the temple to mingle with the public, give up the Sangha gem form, hide the path and submerge the reality, do not descend to sound and form  [08], blend in with all trades and professions including Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, medicine, martial arts etc. among the commoners.

 

Throughout China, transcendence great Sheng Mi Tians [09] are everywhere.  They are, for this human cultural transcendence spiritual rare treasure of ancient Indian Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism’s Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi [10], the scarce wonderful blossom of the civilisation of the Chinese race, retaining the past treasures and carrying on the heritage so as to pave way for future generations. Through Buddhist Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism transcendence spiritual qualities  [11], being undaunted by repeated setbacks, of kindness, compassion and endurance, of prajna wisdom, in possession of the flexible but indomitable art of survival, after more than a dozen centuries of extreme hardships and difficulties in the implementation of disseminating the path, after the time wheel has entered the transcendence new millennium [12], Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism eventually stands high among learning disciplines of the world.

 

Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism emphasises the essentiality of Buddhist learning disciplines to play a part in dialogues with contemporary world philosophies. The process of partaking in dialogues is concurrently also the process of Buddhist learning disciplines proceeding with self-remoulding and the development of themselves.

 

With the experience of self-development, Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism recognises that: Buddhist learning disciplines can never be kept at a certain form forever. Under different historical conditions, in the cultural soil of different countries, in different time-space, they are bound to develop to their corresponding transcendence new forms. In fact, the progress of world history and the development of world Buddhist history have already proven this point. As time continues, the future will definitely further prove this issue.

 

 

3. WBSY 5th Annual General Conference themed Buddhism Beyond Boundaries

Worldwide eminent monk delegates discussed “transcendence”

 

World Buddhist Sangha Youth (WBSY) 5th Annual General Conference, themed Buddhism Beyond Boundaries, supremely convened on 4th - 5th of December, 2008 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, received cosmic spiritual blessings, time-wheel supreme, ambrosia nectar sprinkled from the clouds above, auspicious phenomena of multiple deva, great auspiciousness descended, immeasurably holy, joy to human and deva, and concluded in perfection. Magnificent verses depicting the brilliance of both doctrines and realisations of Buddhist hermeneutical Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism transcendence hermeneutics were composed for human civilisation history.  The great universe displayed celestial phenomena to directly sing praises that holy beings possessed spiritual enlightenment of transcendence, the great universe directly participated in mankind’s peaceful and harmonious spiritual achievement of transcendence [13]. This historical fact prompts people, especially Buddhist of the entire world, that the message of life is:

 

Important are the transcendence spiritual dialogues [14] (Encounter of Religions) between Buddhist devotees, between different traditions within Buddhism. The exchange between yoga practitioners will bring practical benefit, convenience, stability and a supreme transcendence holy leap in the understanding of Buddhist Holy Scriptures and practising the deliverance of sentient beings by the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha.

 

The conference, themed Buddhism Beyond Boundaries, is a transcendence hermeneutical confirmation of Buddhist hermeneutics.

 

The 5th WBSY Annual General Conference, Buddhism Beyond Boundaries – Scope of Unity, Harmony and Development, looks forward to the great unity and great harmony of young Buddhist Sangha of the world to push forward the great unity and great harmony of Buddhist circles and academics of the world, and then push forward the great unity and great harmony of religious circles and academics of the world, thereby further promoting world peace.

 

Globalisation [15] is the most important transcendence major trend on earth at present; aspects extensively influenced are various mental and spiritual domains including philosophy, psychology, political science, economics, science, religion and culture, etc.

 

To explore the knowledge base of religious transcendence ethical dialogues [16], to conceive through religious transcendence spiritual dialogues to build transcendence global ethic: realising that people must have some common transcendence ethic. Transcendence ethic should be applicable to religious devotees and those without religious beliefs alike.

 

All mankind should clearly recognise:-

 

If there is no transcendence international global ethic, there will be no human community living [17];

 

If there is no transcendence peace among religions, there will be no transcendence peace among countries [18] ;

 

If there is no transcendence dialogue among religions, there will be no transcendence peace among religions [19].

 

Religious transcendence peaceful dialogue is the foundation for religious harmony and the starting point of constructing global transcendence ethic [20].

 

On the adoption criteria of human ethic, all large scale religious groups should, regarding human life, form a transcendence basic consensus of community living within a global community.

 

Contribution at the spiritual high level, which possesses human nature consciousness and life consciousness of the new era, namely, to draw a summary and consensus of the major beliefs on human’s basic values and basic needs.  This is the transcendence ethical basic requirement within the current pulsation of globalisation and diversification, and is also the major topic for study of contemporary religious transcendence practice [21].

 

 

4. Further discussion on the “transcendence” Holy Tantra meaning of Buddhist hermeneutical Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism “transcendence” hermeneutics

 

This transcendence is primordial Dharma nature [22], cosmic reality, cosmic spiritual nature, cosmic morality, cosmic will, and cosmic life [23]. Therefore, transcendence cannot be understood within the six levels of consciousness as an object. Its reality [24] also cannot be considered by worldly philology, linguistics, history or logic. Hence, transcendence is the “root source of existence”. In terms of Buddhist hermeneutics, “existence” refers to primordial Dharma nature. Primordial Dharma nature, through the generation of great application, shows that Dharma nature is “so large, nothing without; so small, nothing within”, “omnipresent” and “everywhere”.

 

On the consideration and valuing for the choice of materials for the above issue, “Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism” (Vidyadhara Tantrayana Buddhism) [25] and “Brahma” [26] are cosmic subject matters with quite deep interest and also Buddhist transcendence hermeneutical concepts. Be it Brahmanism or Buddhism, the teaching forms of essential scriptures and doctrinal principles of the two religions all naturally blend in with “Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism” and “Brahma”, taking the opportunity to explore and compare each other’s forms of teachings, yoga, discipline and perfection [27]. It is convenient and exuberantly interesting.

 

Besides, “Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism” and “Brahma” have a dialectical relationship [28] which is “being opposing but continuous” with the important doctrinal principles of Buddhism: on one hand, it is because the selfless idea of Buddhism is generally regarded as greatly different from that of the Upanishad traditional “unity of Brahma and I” [29] idea of Brahmanism; however, it can be seen that within scriptures of Theravada Buddhism, the practical theories of Buddhism are not lacking with “Brahma” as an item. In the four Agama Sutras, the recording of “Brahma” can be easily found: “Buddha brahma-caryā” (pure Buddhist practice) or “catvāro brahma-vihārāh” (maitri (kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (joy) and upeksa (impartiality)), even the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha called Himself “Maha Brahma”.

 

Therefore, this text takes the opportunity of involving “Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism” and “Brahma” towards the issue of Buddhist hermeneutics, bringing up Buddhist hermeneutical Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism transcendence hermeneutics and attempting initial reflections [30].

 

“Primordial Dharma Nature” is merely a term used for convenience. As to the numerous labels of great application arising from primordial Dharma nature, such as “Buddha nature”, “Dharma nature”, “Ahdharma Buddha Tathagata”, “Samantabhadra Buddha Tathagata”, “Vairocana Buddha Tathagata”, “Bhagavan”, “Brahma”, they are not merely convenient terms in the Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming tradition, they are also “products” of Buddhist hermeneutics [31] .

 

The meaning of transcendence within Buddhist hermeneutics is the all-encompassing one. Based on different experiences towards transcendence, there can be further descriptions of “existence”, “reality”, “deities”, or “God”.  However, not a single description can fully grasp It. Therefore, one must not easily identify transcendence in the same way as God.

 

The generated great application of Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism’s transcendence hermeneutics under Buddhist hermeneutics is the cosmic science of Liberation of Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi.

 

 

5. The purport of the great application generated by the “transcendence” Holy Tantra meaning of Buddhist hermeneutical Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism “transcendence” hermeneutics

 

The purport of the great application generated by the transcendence Holy Tantra meaning of Buddhist hermeneutical Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism transcendence hermeneutics refers to: “Supreme universal spiritual aesthetics, Holy Tantra prophecy spiritual banquet” [32].

 

Within the purport of Buddhist hermeneutics, the term transcendence displays the attributes of secret codes. The “forms of teachings”, “forms of yoga”, “forms of discipline” and “forms of perfection” language realms of series of Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism visions like the “Mandalas” of “Holy Tantra Ten Dharma Realms” and “Tri-Tantra Dharani” throughout the “Six Universes” as referred to by Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism, are precisely representative groups of secret codes [33]. Therefore, we are discussing transcendence of Buddhist hermeneutics with such connotation.

 

The Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism, Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi, Classification of Twelve Vehicles of Holy Teachings, personally established by Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha in ancient India, towards the forms of teachings, yoga, discipline and perfection of Buddhism, has been carrying out transcendence annotations and secret codes decoding, in order to explain the cosmic tantric meanings of the Holy Teachings [34].

 

Transcendence of Buddhist hermeneutics is not easily understood by sentient beings that are not in yoga practice with It. Buddhist practitioners rely on the use of tools of secret codes language realm systems, to yoga with transcendence, and Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism’s transcendence secret codes groups compose Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism’s transcendence language realms.  Secret codes are not in themselves transcendence. Therefore, Holy Tantra Ten Dharma Realms’ Mandalas and Six Universes’ Tri-Tantra Dharani are also not transcendence Itself. Buddhist practitioners make use of Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism’s transcendence secret codes groups, manifesting the spirituality of transcendence.  Through guidance of Buddhism’s “forms of teachings”, Buddhist practitioners operate these tools of secret codes language realm systems to help, save, deliver and bathe sentient beings; thus directly attaining cosmic reality, directly encountering noumenon, eventually reaching ultimate liberation [35].

 

“Buddhism Beyond Boundaries” within Buddhist hermeneutics is the basis of the reality and existence of the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha’s cosmic science of “selfless” liberation. Therefore, the “secret code” mandalas and dharani meditation yoga of transcendence within the connotation of Buddhist hermeneutics have been utilised as the indispensable tools for saving, delivering, and liberating sentient beings [36].

 

The concept of “Fan (Brahma)” of ancient Indian Brahmanism included too many elements of mythology. Before the original mythology became settled doctrine, the concept of “Brahma” was not yet a rationalised description, it urgently needed the development of “Brahma” secret codes. “Brahma” possessed natural vulnerability. Consequently, the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha carried out “revolutionary” reforms and elevation to It [37].

 

Upanishad combined the thinking series “samsara” and “Brahma and I” etc to a well versed and harmonious practice liberation theory, respecting and valuing traditional Veda scriptures, but not attaching importance to offering sacrifices, emphasising the self who follows and practises the theory [38].

 

Understanding the original and derived meaning of “Brahma”, pry into the issue of hermeneutics of Buddhist transcendence. Buddhism and Brahmanism met, Buddhism adopted varied positions of “developing what is useful or healthy and discarding what is not” and “elevating”; while criticising Indian traditional Brahman’s “Brahma” principles, pointing out that it was not ultimate liberation, but concurrently affirm that learning and practising the Brahma Dharma approach established by Buddhism is the perfect liberation which relieves the afflictions and sufferings of sentient beings [39].

 

Brahma was blended, integrated and elevated by the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha who personally arranged Manjusri Buddha and Bhagavan Zhi-Ji Vimalakirti to establish Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism [40], thereby supremely explaining the holy meaning of “Fo-Fan” (Buddha Brahma) [41].

 

 

6. The hope for harmony, peace with mutual progress, multi-coexistence of the whole mankind

 

The Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha guided, saved and delivered Brahmins with Avatamsaka Arya Pratyaya. Ultimately speaking, the initial inclination of Brahmins was still seeking the path of mind to Brahmadeva Dharma approach. Initially, the interests of the Brahmins were based on the concern of the Brahmadeva Dharma approaches “actually how”, rather than the actual teachings of the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha. Under these circumstances, Buddhism’s annotation inevitably adopted an access path of “break” as the first choice towards traditional Brahman religious texts, thereby explaining and eliminating the false nature of the traditional lineages of Brahmanism [42];

 

Buddhism’s annotation subsequently adopted an access path of “establish” in order to enable Brahman upper upper upper supreme roots [43] to participate in familiarising Buddhism’s own teachings, using Brahman language realms to write the contents of texts of holy “forms of teachings”, “forms of yoga” and “forms of discipline” established by the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha, enabling practitioners to attain and realise the ultimate “forms of perfection” of the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha, thus reaching the kind and compassionate purpose of saving, delivering and subduing Brahmins [44].

 

Early stage Buddhist scriptures focused on probing deep into the Brahmadeva Dharma approach under Buddhist hermeneutics; although being stated using the language accustomed to by Brahmins, in fact the language realms of transcendence hermeneutics under the care of Buddhism’s own meaning have already been entered. The original and derived meaning of “Brahma” was explained through the effective move and thoroughly considered arrangements of Buddhist transcendence hermeneutics. This is showing that the meeting between Buddhism and Brahmanism was the formless supreme arrangement of the universe [45].  Thus, Buddhism obtained the historical opportunity to discard and elevate “Brahma”; while criticising Indian traditional Brahmanism’s “unity of Brahma and I” as an idea that was not ultimate nor for perfect liberation, but also teaching and guiding practitioners to learn and practise the “Brahma” Dharma approach established by Buddhist transcendence hermeneutics, for the ultimate liberation of relieving boundless sufferings of sentient beings [46].

 

Hence, Bhagavan Gu Fan Mi Fo-Fan-Chi-Ming Tantrayana Buddhism was founded and established under the initiation and guidance of the ultimate virtuous kindness, compassion, and wisdom of the Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha [47].

 

The history of ancient India tells us that, through the spiritual guidance of transcendence, the integration and harmony of different religions is absolutely possible to achieve. The Great Holy Sakyamuni Buddha, while living on Earth, had already demonstrated and set an example for us [48].

 

To the individual, the spiritual guidance of transcendence is cosmic spiritual enlightenment, direct encounter of cosmic reality, perception of cosmic energy, belief and acceptance of cosmic morality, bathing by cosmic great love, blending and contracting with the Dharma nature of the universe and the concrete realisation of cosmic lives. To all mankind, the spiritual guidance of transcendence prepares and constructs global ethic, enables active safeguarding of world peace, renders all mankind harmonious, and lets residents on Earth live in the joy of the cosmic great love [49].

 

Through the Buddhist hermeneutical discussion of “Buddhism Beyond Boundaries”, establish global ethic, strive for world peace, attain harmony of whole mankind, thereby achieve peaceful mutual progress, and sincere hope for multi-coexistence [50].

 

“Buddhism Beyond Boundaries”, transcendence or “Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism transcendence hermeneutics of Buddhist hermeneutics” are all big topics.  This article is merely a brief preface of the topic to pose as the Paper. Restricted by the capacity, it is apologised that a lot of aspects can only be lightly mentioned without being opened up and discussed. Experts’ correction and advice are sought and appreciated. You are also being thanked for entering into the language systems of Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism’s transcendence hermeneutics and having a browse.