His Holiness, Grandmaster Lin Yun, leader of Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui, passed at 3:30pm on August 11th, 2010. Crystal Chu Rinpoche from the Lin Yun temple wrote:
"Please join me to chant Na Mo Ah Mi To Fo and visualize our beloved teacher, His Holiness Grandmaster Lin Yun is beside Amitaba Buddha in the Pure Land, and that he has become a new Buddha. His Ch’i had abandoned his mundane human form and is now in peace and contented with ultimate bliss. During the eight hours of chanting right upon his departure, I saw many times that he stands beside Amitaba Buddha with a peaceful smiling face; one of the messages that came to my mind was that he had completed his mission in this world and gone back to where he came from."
Thank you, dearest teacher, for being a shining example of Love in Action, for being a Living Kuan Yin and for blessing me beyond measure with your Transcendental Solutions and Meditations--they have helped so many people. Thank you for marrying me and Gregory--the cinnabar rice really worked! Thank you 10,000 times for your help and wisdom.
"These eyes are not me.
I am not limited by these eyes.
I am life without boundaries.
I have never been born and I have never died.
Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars, manifestations from my wondrous true mind.
Since before time, I have ben free,
Bith and death are only doors through which we pass, sacred thresholds on our journey.
Birth and death are a game of hide-and-seek.
So smile to me, laugh with me, hold my hand.
Let us say good-bye,
say good-bye, to meet again soon.
We meet today.
We will meet again tomorrow.
We will meet at the source. Every moment.
We meet each other in all forms of life.
These ears are not me...
These eyes are not me...
This nose is not me...
This tongue is not me...
This body is not me...
This mind is not me...
(Thich Nhat Hanh from the Anguttara Nikaya sutra)
Here is a version of the chant to Buddha Amitaba I love: