Taking Refuge
皈依

皈依的意义

皈依和灌頂的重要

1. 有的人以為,我只要守住善念,信佛、唸佛、拜佛,不皈依也不要緊,但是,他們不明白,這只是佛法的外相修法,要踏入真正的佛門,是要「內修」的,這種內修是長期的一種訓練,一定要真正的金剛上師指導。你去皈依,才能得到金剛上師傳授內修的「心法」。
2. 佛教的密宗,灌頂有很大的功德,這一灌頂,就是將凡夫俗子一下子提昇為佛子。亦表示諸佛大慈大悲,已給予印記印心,得法緣也,可以從初發心至阿闍黎,已具足皈依灌頂儀軌,正式入門,是自行修至圓滿的「後補佛」。
3. 密法最重視「傳承」,也最重視上師的「傳承加持力」,若無傳承加持力,修持密法絕對無法相應。
4. 要入「真佛宗」修持「真佛密法」,一定要先皈依,受灌頂,這樣才算是正式入門。
5. 「真佛宗」的同修道場,歡迎大家旁聽及學習,但要真正的入門學法修行,一定要受皈依及灌頂才算因緣具足。

蓮生活佛為什麼是皈依的對象?
1. 完全從恐懼煩惱中解脫的聖者。
2. 具有解脫他人痛苦的大神通者。
3. 對一切眾生具有慈悲心,有大誓願度眾生的聖者。
4. 理上和事上均已開悟的聖者。在佛法浩瀚廣大的領域中,他能夠指點你如何走最善巧和捷徑之路。
5. 未皈依者,亦可耐心先持「蓮花童子心咒」,有所心神領會或感應,再來求皈依灌頂。短咒:「嗡。古魯。蓮生悉地吽。」長咒︰「嗡啞吽。古魯貝。啞呵薩沙媽哈。蓮生悉地吽。」

皈依「真佛宗」的條件
1. 皈依灌頂,是人生重要的一環,是自己決心修行,要過著一種較合理,高尚的生活,對未來的成就具有信心和希望。
2. 對「蓮生活佛」認識清楚,具有一顆「虔誠恭敬」的心。
3. 無論對任何宗教有、無信仰者,皆可皈依「真佛宗」,學習「真佛密法」。

The importance of taking refuge empowerment:
1. Performing virtuous deeds, chanting and paying homage to Buddhas are important. In addition, to advance the level of practice, it is necessary to do the inner cultivation which involves a long period of training. This requires the guidance of a real transcendental Vajra Master who can lead an individual to the right path to achieve results. In order to be a student, one has to take refuge and receive initiation empowerment blessing from the Master.
2. In Vajrayana, a person who has received the refuge empowerment from a Vajra Master also becomes a disciple to the Buddha. This establishes the path of cultivation toward perfect enlightenment.
3. Vajrayana practice places heavy importance on refuge and transmission empowerment from the Guru without which, it is quite impossible to achieve any result.

There are two ways of taking refuge in Living Buddha Lian-Sheng:
1. In writing
2. At 7:00 a.m. (your local time) of either first or fifteenth of every lunar month, face the direction of the rising sun. With palms joined, reverently recite the Fourfold Refuge Mantra three times: “Namo Guru bei, Namo Buddha ye, Namo Dharma ye, Namo Sangha ye” and prostrate three times.
3. Send a letter to the True Buddha Foundation request a refuge empowerment. State your name, address, age, and enclose a voluntary offering. Upon receiving the letter, the True Buddha Foundation will send a certificate, a picture of the Living Buddha Lian-Sheng, and a note stating the level of practice you should start with.
4. The address of the True Buddha Foundation is:
a. True Buddha Foundation
17102 NE 40th Ct. Redmond, WA 98052, USA Tel: 425-885-7573 Fax: 425-883-2173

如何皈依莲生活佛
i. 亲来皈依

1. 先联络好时间,由世界各地到美国西雅图雷门市的「真佛密宛」,或依莲生活佛弘法所在的地方,由莲生活佛亲自灌顶皈依。
2. 来到圆证堂由上师代师做自灌顶皈依灌顶

ii. 写信皈依

1. 由于欲皈依者,遍布全世界各角落,亲来皈依不容易。因此欲皈依的弟子,只要在农历初一或十五日的清晨七时,面对太阳升起的方向合掌,恭念四皈依咒:「南摩古鲁贝。南摩不达耶。南摩达摩耶。南摩僧伽耶。莲生活佛指引。皈依真佛。」三遍。念三遍拜三拜。(一次即可)。在自己家中做完仪式的弟子,祗需写信,列上自己真实「姓名」、「地址」、「年龄」,随意附上少许供佛费,信中注明是「求皈依灌顶」,然后寄到美国的「真佛密宛」。在莲生活佛这里,每逢初一或十五,便在「真佛密宛」举行「隔空遥灌」的仪式,给无法亲到的弟子遥灌顶。然后会给大家寄上「皈依证书」及上师法相,同时指示从何法修起。这即是取得「莲生活佛」的传承。

2. 蓮生活佛盧勝彥「真佛密宛」的地址︰
Master Sheng-Yen Lu
17102 NE 40th CT.Redmond, WA 98052-5479U.S.A.

3. 宗委會辦事處地址:
True Buddha Foundation
17110 NE 40th CT.Redmond, WA 98052-5479U.S.A.
Tel: (425) 885-7573 Fax: (425) 883-2173

4. 西雅圖雷藏寺地址:
Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple
7012 NE 40th CT.Redmond, WA 98052-5491U.S.A.
Tel: (425) 882-0916 Fax: (425) 883-7360