Dear Dharma protectors, friends, and disciples, I am taking this opportunity to make an honest revelation to you all.
I have no personal possessions such as money, land, or memorabilia to divide between you. If you wish for something, just take one of my many books for remembrance; and if you want nothing, then even my words of advice will be of little use. All I have to offer is Humanistic Buddhism for you to learn from, and the temples for you to support.
“give others faith, give others joy, give others hope, and give others convenience.”
One must know that “the Buddha’s Way fills the vast emptiness; the Truth is omnipresent within the Dharma realm.” Everything in this Dharma realm belongs to me, yet the phenomena of impermanence also tells me that nothing is mine.
I have devoted my entire life to the Buddha, regarding him as my teacher, and taken Buddhism as my path. Therefore, in our future practices, we should revere the Buddha and his ten foremost disciples as role models, and the Buddhist patriarchs as exemplars.
As an advocate of equality, I firmly believe that both men and women, both the rich and the poor, are all equal without discrimination. All living beings have the Buddha nature, whether sentient or insentient, all living beings can also attain nirvana. Therefore, I hope to thoroughly put into practice the spirit of “equality amongst all living beings,” through the beliefs in “respect for human rights” and “promoting the right to life.”
Therefore, it is my lifetime aspiration for the spirit of teamwork to prevail and persevere without complaints and regrets. For no one can exist solely by themselves, everyone must help and respect one another, coexist and thrive together. Only then can one grasp the fundamental essence of the Buddha’s teachings. It is preferable to forgo one’s personal gain, showing forbearance, rather than harming the monastery and society.
Last but not least, these are my final words:
With a heart filled with compassion and vows to save others,
My body is like the ocean of the dharma, unbound;
Should you ask what have I achieved in this lifetime?
Peace and happiness now shine over the five continents.