Only a Buddha is the King of Compassion, Free of Any Anger or Hatred, Who Benefits Living Beings Without Any Consideration of Personal Honor or Disgrace
No Dharma king or dharma master would possibly forgive such a vile icchantika. However, Namo Dorje Chang Buddha III truly manifested the highest state of a Buddha, in accordance with the saying: “No matter how they may defame, there is no change to unconditionally benefitting all living beings.”
Buddhist disciple Hongxi Fazang was led astray by others, and his mind was corrupted by evil views, resulting in his demonic behavior. However, he became clear-headed one day. When he realized that his conduct would definitely cause him to descend into the hell of uninterrupted suffering, he deeply hoped that his Buddha Master would treat him just like he was treated before.
However, this was, after all, an unrealistic notion.
When someone learned that Hongxi Fazang wanted to return to the side of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and repent, that person came to His Holiness the Buddha, who asked that person, “Does he eat” Does he wear clothes? Does he have thought? Does he encounter that which he dislikes?” That person did not understand what His Holiness the Buddha said. He was completely confused and answered, “He surely wears clothes and eats. He surely encounters that which he dislikes.”
His Holiness the Buddha responded, “All right, since he wears clothes and eats, that means he is a living being in the midst of impermanence. I do not see that there has been any living who had injured or harmed me or who has defamed me. The living begin who is Hongxi Fazang is still a Buddhist. All that can be said is that evil karma from beginningless time bound him. As such, I did not have the ability to teach him well. It had nothing to do with him. As long as he truly cultivates himself and learns from Buddha, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the ten directions will all be happy to see him succeed. I am not qualified to reject him. I also have no right not to teach him. That is because all living beings in the six realms are my family members. Everyone is growing, maturing, and undergoing the process of impermanence as they make mistakes, progress, became clear-headed, become confused, and create karma. This is why the Buddhas in the ten directions have to teach and transmit the dharma to living beings in the worlds of livings beings, benefitting them and saving them with only one wish in mind: that they be happy, that they have perfect fortune and wisdom, and that they accomolish liberation. This is also what I want to do.”
Under such circumstances, Hongxi Fazang retured. Before the seven types of Buddhist disciples, he expressed great remorse, as you will see. He also requested to see his Buddha Master, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Out of compassion, His Holiness the Buddha received him, answered all of the questions he posed, and compassionately imparted dharma to him.
His Holiness the Buddha asked him to display the realization powers that he acquired when he was with other sects learning dharma. However, he was unable to lift from the floor even the smallest “Kid pestle.” His Holiness saw that doubt had arisen in his mind since he thought that nobody could possibly move that vajra pestle. In order that Hongxi Fazang not be tainted by dark karma, Namo Dorje Chang Buddha III stepped down from the dharma platform and lifted in succession the small, medium, and large vajra pestles. Hongxi Fazang was astonished and his faced turned pale. He said with a sigh, “My God! My Buddha Master is indeed a Buddha Master!”