THE WALK OF THE UNIVERSAL VIRTUE 普賢菩薩十大願王


一 禮敬諸佛 Prostrate before all Buddhas
二 尊敬如來 Revere Tathāgata
三 廣修供養 Make offerings to the fullest extent that nourish the body and mind
四 懺悔業障 Confess your karmāvaraṇa & obstructions and ask for pardon
五 隨喜功德 Rejoice in the welfare of others
六 請轉法輪 Ask to turn the Dharma-cakra
七 請佛住世 Ask Buddha to stay
八 常隨佛學 Unceasingly follow Buddha’s wisdom
九 恆順眾生 Be persistently agreeable with all forms of life
十 普皆迴向 Transfer all virtues and merits to everyone

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About Sakya Meiji Longyen


隆嚴親切地向您問好!
Mahavaipulya 梵語也,此云大方廣。清涼云:「極虛空之可量、體無邊涯。大也。竭滄海之可飲、法門無盡。方也。碎塵剎而可數、用無能測。廣也。」
隆嚴普光紀元十一年六月十九日(2009.6.19)於中華民國臺灣省臺北縣中和市草堂山大華嚴寺、依止賢首宗兼慈恩宗第四十二世祖
上昌下一海雲繼夢大和上 為剃度本師,剃度出家受戒圓滿,隆嚴親切地向您問好!
Mahavaipulya 梵語也,此云大方廣。清涼云:「極虛空之可量、體無邊涯。大也。竭滄海之可飲、法門無盡。方也。碎塵剎而可數、用無能測。廣也。」
隆嚴普光紀元十一年六月十九日(2009.6.19)於中華民國臺灣省臺北縣中和市草堂山大華嚴寺、依止賢首宗兼慈恩宗第四十二世祖
上昌下一海雲繼夢大和上 為剃度本師,剃度出家受戒圓滿,受法號釋明智,號隆嚴。

Cordial Greetings to You All from Longyen!

Mahavaipulya is Sanskrit, and its English equivalent is ‘Greatness Way Expanse’. According to His Most Venerable Bhikkhu Qing Liang, “Unlike empty space, which can be measured to its limits, Greatness has no limits in substance. Unlike the oceans, which can be drunk dry, there are unlimited ways and means in the Way. Even if universes were to be broken up into dust particles, such particles are still countable, but when functions and methods are impossible to predict, then this is Expanse.”

On 19th day of June in the 11th Year of Universal Light 普光紀元九年六月十九日 (2009.06.19), Longyen received tonsure from His Most Venerable Bhikkhu Shih Ch’ang Yi Haiyun Jimeng at the Da Huayen Monastery on Herbal Hall Mountain in Chung He Municipality, Taipei County, Taiwan, Republic of China, and by which tonsure, Longyen renounced his family ties, received all precepts and was ordained Bhikkhu of the Hsienshou Huayen and Ci’En Schools of Buddhism by their 42nd Patriarch His Most Venerable Bhikkhu Shih Chang Yi Haiyun Jimeng, and was given the Dharma names Sakya Meiji Longyen.

Secret Numbers of My Ordainment Revealed in Exactly 8¼ Years after the Fact

On Father’s Day (Taiwan) 2009.06.19 was my ordainment into the Hsienshou Huayen and Ci’en Schools of Chinese Buddhism

In numerology, I see the Trinity number 3, which comes from 1 and 2; then there is number 6, the female principle Yin; and then there’s the number 9, the male principle. Their sum is 27, which adds another 9; then 36, 45, 54, 60, 72, 81, 90, 99, 108, the highest number and the same number of beads in a Mala in both Hinduism and Buddhism. Right after ordainment, I was hand-picked to receive Śaktipāta from my mentor and in the following year in 2010 sent to India as representative of His Most Venerable Shih Haiyun Jimeng to address the congregation at the Second Lakulish Yogasan World Championship Competition, in which I also represented Vancouver Canada as a player and took part in the competition in the Men’s Singles events for which I was awarded a Silver Medal. At the closing of the competition, I was sent up north to Gujarat in the Asha Ashram of the Lakulish International Fellowship’s Enlightenment Mission (http://lifemission.org) to be trained as a teacher in Śaktipāta Mahayana Yogacara. In 2010, during the Solar Eclipse, I sat in Padmasan along the shore of the Holy Narmada, in peninsular India that runs from east to west (longest west flowing river), and thus my Chinese surname Ho, which originally means ‘river’ and I did come from the Far East to the Far West, from Hong Kong to Vancouver.

Notice to Tenants of Sunset Towers Vancouver BC Canada


NOTICE

THE PEST CONTROL PROFESSIONAL (PCP) THAT MORE THAN A ROOF (MTR) hired to enter your units may walk away with one or more of your prized belongings.

PCP’S NAME IS PAUL.  He was hired to control the cockroaches in my unit between 9 a.m. & 12 p.m. on Friday, 8 September 2017.  Notice of Entry was given one day in advance on Thursday, as opposed to BC Housing’s five day, saying that an MTR staff person would visit my unit on Friday concurrent with the PCP’s visit.  Paul, accompanied with no MTR staff person, knocked at my door at around 9:40 a.m. Friday and worked until 10:15 a.m.  I was with him all that time during his ‘work,’ going through my belongings and commenting, “You have so many things!”  I could not follow him around because I know that cockroaches hide in dark corners behind, on top of, around, in between, and underneath everything.  So when he touched and moved my things, I let him, and sometimes even helped him.

PCP PAUL WAS ABSOLUTELY UNPROFESSIONAL: He was talking on his cell phone most of the time, i.e., whenever it rang, but only the last incoming call was actually work related.  In my opinion, when someone in the service industry is serving a client and talking on the phone simultaneously most of the time while he/she/they are supposed to be serving you, I would rate them a zero for people’s skills, courtesy, and professionalism, and for these reasons, they should be fired.  I hang my clothes up to dry on a long bamboo affixed to the ceiling because the dryers in the Haro Building had, at the time in general, their wires unplugged to have their wiring changed, and everyone likes to do laundry at the same time.  Paul knocked down the ceiling bamboo to give himself cover so that he could steal and he did steal the original packaging of my SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (SAMSUNG CURRENT FLAGSHIP) with all its contents save for the phone and a micro USB, obviously thinking there was the phone inside. I purchased that phone on 23 August 2017 FROM FREEDOM MOBILE ON ROBSON.  Without the original packaging, I cannot open the SIM card and micro-SD Card housing, uptrade/upgrade/resale my GALAXY S8 when it becomes obsolete and I assure you it will because we live in a world of planned obsolescence.

MORE THAN A ROOF SHOULD HAVE VETTED ALL THEIR CONTRACTORS BEFORE ALLOWING THEM TO ENTER OUR UNITS:  Be especially vigilant of Paul.  He is a tall man of dark skin.  Adam has filed a report with Management about Paul talking on the phone the whole time he was work at Adam’s unit, also with cockroach infestation. DO NOT LET PCP PAUL INTO YOUR UNIT.  Ask MTR Management for a different PCP from a new contractor.  Write a written appeal so that everything is committed into their records.  Talks will not work.

When I called the after-hours Emergency number, the MTR night manager said I would have to wait until Monday when the Office opens, well you know, for 30 long minutes. So I called the Police and had the incident filed.

HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY! Akira M. Tomiyama 1510H Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Meaning of Life


In and of Life, only this moment is true.  When the conditions that make up this very moment is gone, life becomes an illusion.  So at each and every moment, we have to live seriously; for each and every thing we do, we must do so seriously; and for each and every person we meet, we must treat them seriously because “conditions come and go and when they are gone, illusions set in and the truth is no more.”  Do not let yourself regret what is deemed to be too late.  Time passed is past, and we can only look to the future.  The most precious and the very thing we need to cherish is this very moment — Life is a serious of kSaNa (in Sanskrit (क्षण ), and the meaning of life is to make every single moment count.

The Shifting Nature


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THE SHIFTING REALITY
By Venerable Sakya M. Longyen
Abbot
Avatamsaka Monastery of Canada

Let’s cast a sidelong glance on the unpleasantness of or in life, still breathing; then with loving-kindness pull yourself back to the anchor of meditation, your home base, your breathing.
Take one breath at a time and ask yourself how did that breathe feel like.

Hmm! That feet so good!
Now focus about 75% of your attention on that part of your body or mind where you are feeling good and cast a sidelong glance at the unpleasant emotion or sensation that you are also feeling.

You are exploring your mind through meditation.
See that we have more positive power than the negative and the pain.
This is a healing process.
Everybody suffers in their own ways.
You’re not the only one.
Being aware, be kind to others, to your enemies, or to yourself.

Recite the following:
May I be kind to all beings, in all directions!
May the suffering suffer no more!
May the fear stricken have no fear!
May there be everlasting peace on earth!
May you and I and everyone else be happy, at ease with ourselves, and grow spiritually old together every day.
Amen.

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Respect Your Volunteers


RESPECT YOUR VOLUNTEERS
By Venerable Sakya M. Longyen

They’re here to see you.
They’ve dressed their best.
They put on their smiles.
They’re here to do service.
They don’t get paid.
They’re volunteers.
You should return their favours.
Dress your best!
Clean your best!
Be your best!