Hello, my name is Gongjue Tuji and I am happy to welcome you here. This is my first blog post in which I would like to explain why I am writing this blog. For some time now, I have been dedicating my life to the teachings of Buddha and trying to explore and apply this precious treasure of wisdom. In the early years, however, putting these insights into practice proved to be a great challenge. Not because the teachings were less valuable, but because the real-life applications and connections that make them relevant and practical were initially hidden from me.
However, this changed fundamentally in 2009, when I met my master Zhaxi Zhuoma and got to know the Buddha-Dharma as imparted by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. His Holiness presented the Buddha-Dharma, which had already been taught in our world by Buddha Shakyamuni, in a language and form of expression that corresponds to our modern reality of life. This opened up understandable and applicable ways for me to integrate the Buddha-Dharma into my life for the first time.
This blog is a platform on which I would like to share with you the insights and experiences I have gained, as well as news and interesting facts about the Buddha-Dharma. I owe the positive changes in my life primarily to the teachings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, but also to my beloved master Zhaxi Zhuoma and the mutual support of my precious Sangha community. The most important thing I learned was that self-cultivation and Dharma practice must go hand in hand. Because only then will you be able to achieve real accomplishments in the Buddha-Dharma. Anything else is a waste of time.
However, it is important for me to emphasize that the insights presented here merely reflect my own experiences and should in no way be confused with the actual Dharma teachings. Such teachings can only be given by Buddhas or high Bodhisattvas. H.H. the Buddha has made it clear that such teachings should only be given by holy beings who have attained at least the rank of Gold Button Grade 3. All others would inevitably make mistakes in the exposition of the Dharma.
I invite you to use this blog as a source of inspiration for your personal spiritual journey. Be inspired by the possibilities that the practice of the Buddha Dharma can open up for you. Start exploring what your own Dharma path might look like, if you haven’t already. If you wish, I will be happy to accompany you on this path. Understand this space as an invitation – to read, reflect and discover the deep truth that the Buddha-Dharma holds.
Your Gongjue Tuji
Image source: Amitabha Buddha at Hua Zang Si, San Francisco (yhelfman Shutterstock.com)