The Asian American Times 2000-12-01:The First Asian Bilingual Newspaper in Arizona


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。

The Asian American Times
The First Asian Bilingual Newspaper in Arizona
December 1, 2000
VOLUME X , No. 23

“Majesty”’s Selling Price Set The Record in Paintings, “Da Li” Broke the Record with a Sky High Selling Price!

It has been noted by people that Master Wan Ko Yee, the world famous master of Buddhism and art, set the world record in Chinese art history by selling the highest priced painting by a painter who is still alive. His painting, “Venerable Da Li Won”, broke his own world record with the sale of it for NT$72,000,000 (US$2,207,912.00) by Mr. Naylor, an art collector and art merchant from England. At the auction’s announcement of the record-breaking sale, attendees were enthusiastically clapping their hands continuously for a long while.

The year of 2000, the beginning of a new century, people were more impressed by the special honors which Master Wan Ko Yee received. On March 8th this year both the State of California and the City of San Francisco separately proclaimed March 8 as Master Wan Ko Yee Day for his amazing achievements in various fields. In addition he received honorary doctorate degree and professorship from ninety-two universities in the United States and other countries all over the world. It was the highest honor ever given to a Chinese worldwide. On May 12 in Taipei, at the meeting organized by United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters, 2137 eminent monks and nuns and the great virtues ones from 416 Buddhist organizations, associations, and temples worldwide unanimously conferred Master Wan Ko Yee as the true Buddhist Master with perfect mastery in both Esoteric and Exoteric Buddhism.

Talking about art, it is just a small drop of water in the boundless ocean of Buddha Dharma of Master Yee. The Art, which is one of the Five Brightness, has made Master Yee reach the unprecedented height in arts including paintings and calligraphy. On May 28 this year, Unique Art Collections International Co., Ltd. auctioned one of Master Yee’s paintings, “Majesty”. It commanded a sky-high price of US$455.00 per square inch. It shocked the art circles worldwide. On November 26, the same auction company shocked the world again with a commanding price of US$467.00 per square inch for “Venerable Da Li Won”. It proves that the skills, styles, and varieties of Master Yee are comprehensive and lofty. Master Yee can use dozens of different skills in painting scenery. figures, animals, flowers, birds, fish, insects, and so on. He is an expert in all styles no matter if it is detailed brushwork style, freehand brushwork style, or splashing ink style. All of these styles were created out of his genuine efforts in traditional fields. Master Yee is the most famous scholar in modern history with abundance in knowledge, distinguished achievement, and many publications. Although his reputation has already spread all over the world, it is challenging to find someone like him with such humbleness, sincerity and noble virtue. He has won the recognition of experts in academic organizations worldwide.