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.