二零零八年四月三日，由全球佛教出版社和世界法音出版 社出版的《多杰羌佛第三世》记实一书在美国国会图书馆举行 了庄严隆重的首发仪式，美国国会图书馆并正式收藏此书，自 此人们才知道原来一直广受大家尊敬的义云高大师、仰谔益西诺布大法王，被世界佛教各大教派的领袖或摄政王、大活佛行 文认证，就是宇宙始祖报身佛多杰羌佛的第三世降世，佛号为 第三世多杰羌佛，从此，人们就以“南无第三世多杰羌佛”来 称呼了。这就犹如释迦牟尼佛未成佛前，其名号为悉达多太子， 但自释迦牟尼佛成佛以后，就改称“南无释迦牟尼佛”了，所 以，我们现在称“南无第三世多杰羌佛”。尤其是，二零一二 年十二月十二日，美国国会参议院第 614 号决议正式以 His Holiness 来冠名第三世多杰羌佛（即 H.H.第三世多杰羌佛）， 从此南无第三世多杰羌佛的称位已定性。而且，第三世多杰羌 佛也是政府法定的名字，以前的“义云高”和大师、总持大法 王的尊称已经不存在了。但是，这个新闻是在南无第三世多杰 羌佛佛号未公布之前刊登的，那时人们还不了解佛陀的真正身 份，所以，为了尊重历史的真实，我们在新闻中仍然保留未法 定第三世多杰羌佛称号前所用的名字，但大家要清楚，除 H.H. 第三世多杰羌佛的名字是合法的以外，在未法定之前的名字已经不存在了。
AN auction held by International Buddhism Sangha Association took place on February 7, 2007 in San Francisco. Three Chinese paintings were displayed. One of the paintings entitled “Two Flowers; One Lotus Capsule; One Dharma Nature” was sold at 300,000 US dollars per square foot.
The world renowned Great Buddhist Dharma King Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu (also known as the great artist Master Wan Ko Yee) donated three valuable paintings as gifts to International Buddhism Sangha Association. At the time of the auction of these three paintings more than 10 people expressed an interest in buying them. After several competitive bidding rounds, the lotus painting was sold to an English collector Ian Hamilton at the price of US$300,000 per square foot. Another painting, “Plum Blossoms”, was sold at US$210,000 per square foot. However, the most anticipated painting, “Pasture in Spring (a shepherd boy herding cattle)”, was not sold at this time. “ Pasture in Spring ” was considered the most valuable of the three donated paintings. Even though the buyer raised the price to US$540,000 per square foot, the seller insisted that the price cannot be below US$900,000 per square foot. Therefore, this transaction was not completed because of the great difference between the prices.
San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, January 19, 2007
For the sake of advocating Buddha-dharma and promoting sacred Buddhist affairs, the International Buddhism Sangha Association has decided to make three valuable paintings donated to the Association available for purchase. A sales event will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco. All proceeds received will be used for the benefits of living beings.
The first painting: Pasture in Spring (a shepherd boy pasturing cattle). US$900,000. – per sq. ft.
The second painting: Two Flowers; One Lotus Capule; One Dharma Nature (Lotus). US$300,000 -per sq. ft. (Please note that the price per sq. ft. previously posted on 1/15/2007 has been corrected.)
The third painting: Plum Blossoms, US$210,000 – per sq. ft. (Please note that the price per sq. ft. previously posted on 1/15/2007 has been corrected.)
There will be an on-site notary public providing related notary services for the proof of each purchase.
By International Buddhism Sangha Association
The contact information of Hua Zang Si is as follows:
3134 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
TEL:(415) 920-9816 FAX: (415) 920-9836 www.huazangsi.org
Northern California Asian Journal March 2-8, 2007
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