The Asian Times 2000-3-18:Two separate government entities have separately proclaimed March 8th as Master Wan Ko Yee Day

关于“第三世多杰羌佛”佛号的说明

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。


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The Asian Times

Two separate government entities have separately proclaimed March 8th as Master Wan Ko Yee Day

SAN FRANCISCO – On this day, March 8, 2000, we do not know where Master Wan Ko
Yee is. Although he is not in California, his outstanding accomplishments, remarkable
contributions and high moral character have added luster to the State of California. Thus, the Governor of California has proclaimed March 8th as “Master Wan Ko Yee Day.” The City and County of San Francisco have also proclaimed this day in his honor. Only the most outstanding individual is able to be specially recognized
by receiving two separate proclamations of this kind. These proclamations are not easily obtained. Only those with true abilities and outstanding attainments are able to receive them.

Master Wan Ko Yee is one of tremendous virtue whose talent and learning is unsurpassed in the present day world. He is a man of great knowledge who
enjoys a high reputation throughout the world. Based upon his extraordinary accomplishments in the areas of Buddhism, the humanities, painting, calligraphy and ethics, the World Poets and Culture Congress, which is composed of 5,612 experts and scholars from 48 different countries and regions, selected Master Wan Ko
Yee as the world’s only “Distinguished International Master.” The resolution conferring upon him this title was mailed to the People’s Republic of China and was made public in Hungary on September 15, 1994. The “Distinguished International Master” certificate was signed by the then President of the international Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

As stated, Master Wan Ko Yee is a man of profound learning and high morals. He has
made a significant contribution to the cultural exchange between China and the United States. Based upon his overall accomplishments, the central government of the People’s Republic of China, representing the wishes of the people, built a museum in his honor. This is the only museum built by the government of the People’s Republic of China in honor of a person who is still alive. This museum has received the admiration and approval of cultural and academic institutions from
all over the world. It is because he is a man of such preeminent distinction that the Governor of the State of California and the City and County of San Francisco have separately proclaimed March 8th as Master Wan Ko Yee day.

Master Wan Ko Yee, an accomplished artist, philosopher and scientist was awarded by Governor Gray Davis proclaiming March 8, 2000 as “Master Wan Ko Yee Day”.

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