Our Attained Zen Awakened Man is MahaVairocana Dharma King, the 49th Mahacharya, the Lineage Holder of the Esoteric School (where Shingon and Reiki has its root), the 47th Lineage Holder of the Linji Chan Buddhism (where Rinzai Zen comes from), and the 16th Lineage Holder of the renowned Zhaojue Monastery. He is also the honourable abbot of the 1000-year old Longquan Monastery in Inner Mongolia’s Chifeng, the vice-abbot of Wendu Monastery in Qinghai, a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor, and acknowledged as a Living Buddha in China.
Dechan Jueren, Master Yu Tianjian, from Chaoyang, Liaoning Province, at the age of 39, attained self-realization under the guidance of the 48th Mahacharya of the Esoteric School, Grandmaster Huiling of Putian, Fujian Province.
Dechan Jueren sees the past, the present and the future, and understands his mission as the Dharma Lineage Holder. He resigned his position as a plant manager in China, and donated all his savings of over one million RMB to the cause of reviving Buddha-Dharma. He said, “I want to let people know the truth of the Buddha-Dharma again.” He experienced all kinds of hardship as he journeyed over great rivers and mountains in order to transmit Dharma and to heal people. He has left indelible impressions everywhere.
In 1989, a discovery was made in the heaven palace of the North Pagoda at Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province. They found sharira, or the bone relic of the Buddha himself, sutra and tantra engraved in silver plates in Chinese, two Chinese Stupas of the Vajradhatu and the Garbhadhatu, and the Stupa of the Five Wisdom Buddhas.
Later, a mandala of The Esoteric School was also discovered in the crypt, the earth palace, of Famensi, or Dharma Doorway Temple at Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province. These discoveries predict the revival of the Esoteric School.
Grandmaster Huiling found Dechan Jueren on the 99th days after the discovery. Dechan Jueren received complete empowerment and transmission, and became MahaVairocana Dharma King, the 49th Mahacharya of the Esoteric School.
“I am MahaVairocana Dharma King. I received the lineage from Mahacharya Huiling of Esoteric Buddhism. The initiation took place at Zhaojue Monastery in Sichuan, China, with the renowned Master Qingding as the witness. I received all and every dharma instrument, sutra, tantra, robe, and crown of Subhakarasimha, Vajrabodhi and Amoghavajra. I am the sole lineage holder.
I began transmitting dharma to the public since 1990 in order to reveal the exquisite spirit of esoteric dharma that was hidden for more than a thousand year. He who comes in contact with it shall grasp the method of knowing oneself and will be able to apply the means of changing oneself.
By letting people to discover the existence of one’s bad root-nature and by applying the how-and-what-to-do so as not to allow the bad root-nature to rise again, then the beast nature can be withered. Only so can we let people to liberate themselves from their self-limitation and the restriction of the environment’s condition.
Only when people have grasped these methods, then they would no longer limit themselves. This is the method to “expose the truth of appearance”. Thus, people shall really know the method to break through the form of the ego, of the human, of all living beings and of the long-life ones.
The method can make people really see the ignorance, attachment, and limitation of a human life that brought to oneself every suffering. Only when he who has truly grasped and applied such dharma, he will be able to liberate himself from suffering.”
Dechan Jueren visited Los Angeles for the first time to attend the International Association of Integrated Medicine at the University of Southern California on July 26, 1998. His thesis on calcium enrichment through meditation practice won the golden award.
On April 1, 1999, Dari Rulai Temple was founded as the seat of MahaVairocana Dharma King.
Dechan Jueren attended the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. He was appointed as a Special Advisor of the World Council of Religious Leaders in 2007.
Dechan Jueren visited U.K. and Ireland for the first time in 2007.