三身法印 林钰堂


恩师佳作愿贡献,法身若痴化如龙;
报得寿量无始终,愿同众生咸证觉。

北京王居士以其冶印恩师杨先生多年佳作组成印谱,以供呈大海龙王菩萨,并慷慨发心愿悉数赠余,以申供养,以求众生早日得渡。余回以个人见解,好物不宜多收,以便他人分享。若得佳物,亦当分与能鑑赏者,以达物尽其用。因就所呈十二印中,择三印,并释之曰:

「若痴」表法身,以其似乎无知,而实则无所不知。
「无量寿」表报身,超越时间,无始无终。
「龙」(图形)表化身,以其神变莫测,应机教化也。

又加祝愿曰:愿由此三身法印之供,而成彼将来圆证三身之契因。


                     二○○三年七月四日
                     养和斋  于太浩湖


补记

王居士伉俪悉心经营,多番整备,集成文房珍品一箱,邮寄今日安抵。三身法印遂得连袂莅临。王居士更研考金文,以示珍重,再依之雕镂拙作〈三身法印〉诗于「无量寿」印壁。余深感其隆重盛情,而信彼伉俪必因此而蒙佛佑。

谨就彼原附之三身印文,扫瞄成档,附于此后,以供众同赏。愿有缘见闻者,咸证佛之三身,普济含识!


                     二○○三年十月廿一日 
                     养和斋    于加州



Three-Kaya Dharma Seals

Three-Kaya Dharma Seals


----- Original Message -----
From: Yutang Lin
To: 开心
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:20 AM
Subject: RE: 请求〝三身法印〞宝墨

As requested below by disciple Kai Xin, one poem is in calligraphy and attached.
应弟子开心以下的提请,一诗作翰墨附呈。


May all beings attain Enlightenment soon!
愿一切众生早日成佛!

Yutang
钰堂


From: 开心
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 4:38 AM
To: 师佛
Subject: 请求〝三身法印〞宝墨


上师您好!

请求〝三身法印〞宝墨,不胜感谢!

祝师佛圣体安康长久住世!


                     开心 叩上



Three-Kaya Dharma Seals

Three-Kaya Dharma Seals



Three-Kaya Dharma Seals


Three-Kaya Dharma Seals Yutang Lin

Gracious teacher's fine works would be presented as offerings.
Dharmakaya as if ignorant, Nirmanakaya as magical as dragon,
Sambhogakaya, boundless life, has neither beginning nor death.
May all sentient beings attain such enlightenment with my help!

Comment:

Upasaka Wang of Bei Jing presented a hand scroll of a series of seals, that were carved by his gracious teacher, Mr. Yang, in such fine art, as offering to the Bodhisattva, the Dragon King of the Great Ocean (Pacific Ocean). Furthermore, he expressed the generous willingness to send all those seals to me as offerings so as to pray for all sentient beings' earlier enlightenment. In my reply I expressed my view that one should not gather too many good things so that others may share good things, and that, when one has in possession some good things, one should share them with those who could appreciate them so that those good things are put to better uses. Therefore, from among the twelve seals on the scroll I chose three and provided the following interpretation:

"Ruo Chi" (As if ignorant) represents Dharmakaya because it seems to be knowledgeless and yet indeed it is omniscient.

"Wu Liang Shou" (Immeasurable Longevity) represents Sambhogakaya that transcends time and has neither beginning nor ending.

"Long" (Image of a dragon) represents Nirmanakaya because it displays inconceivable transformations, this is similar to dragons, to provide opportune conversions.

In addition, I prayed with the well-wishing: May the right cause for your future perfect attainment of the three kayas of Buddha be established through this offering of the Three-Kaya Dharma seals!

Written in Chinese on July 4, 2003  South Lake Tahoe, California
Translated on July 7, 2003 El Cerrito, California


Amendment:

Upasaka Wang and his wife wholeheartedly contrived and prepared through much efforts to have collected a big box of treasures for a Chinese literate study (brushes, ink, inkstone, seals, etc.), and mailed it to me. It arrived safely today. Thus the Three-Kaya Dharma Seals had arrived together. Upasaka Wang had further researched the ancient character style known as Jin Wen, Gold Script, to express his sense of preciousness, and used the style to engraved my Chinese poem "San Shen Fa Yin" (Three-Kaya Dharma Seals) on one side of the seal "Wu Liang Shou" (Immeasurable Longevity). His solemn and profound feelings are deeply felt by me, and I believe that he and his wife will certainly receive Buddha's blessings through such devotion.

Using the sheet with these three seals stamped by him I obtained a scanned file, and it is attached after this article so that all may share the enjoyment of their artistic flavor. May all who comes to see or hear about these seals attain Buddha's three kayas, and thereby universally save sentient beings!


Written in Chinese and translated on October 21, 2003
El Cerrito, California


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