Spiritual Traditional Centers of Spanish Buddhism
According to Buddhist belief, many spiritually evolved beings appear regularly in the world. These highly realized beings take rebirth selflessly with the definite objective of serving humanity through compassion and generous deeds. In Tibetan culture, these extraordinary beings are known as Tulkus. A fine illustration of some of their activities is recounted here, in the lives of the teachers presented through the Web page of Trikaya Association, holder of the Spiritual Traditional Centers of Spanish Buddhism (C.E.T.B.E.).
In Tibet, the life stories of eminent lamas are frequently told and read with much enthusiasm. It is as if one was receiving initiation from the exalted masters themselves. They are believed to be excellent stimuli for prompting inner awakening and serve as unfailing inspiration for the development of limitless good qualities.
It is hoped that through the reading of these remarkable deeds, one may experience an inexhaustible wealth of peace and happiness, and find encouragement to transverse the various paths and stages leading rapidly to supreme realization.
Experience as such, was said to be immeasurable, inconceivable and inexpressible, except the experience had through the vigorous practice of Bodhiçitta and guru-devotion, which is transmitted only from ear-to-ear, and heart-to-heart!
Up to the Second World War, we had no chance of seeing Wizzars (Siddhas) who showed us their supernatural power, who with no doubt were present always as is mentioned in Buddhist literature, such as the Wizzar Wimala, although people could not approach him personally. They paid homage to him and even had images of him in their houses, where offerings where presented. Familiar to Myanmar people are the names of Bo Bo Aung, Bo Mingaung, Yetkan Sintaung Sayadaw, Shimati Sayadaw, Ashin Itzagona Sayadaw, all of whom were Wizzars (Siddhas) and well known accomplished Masters all over Myanmar, but they were concealed by orthodox Theravada practitioners..
It was only in the year 1952 A.D. that the Wizzar (Siddha) Sayadaws U. Kowida, U. Pandita, U. Uttamakyaw and Botaw Bo Htun Aung appeared in front of the public and showed their supernatural powers (siddhi's), giving the Buddha's teaching to the benefit of mankind. They came from Nagama Mountain of Western Yoma Range, over fifty miles away from Shwesattaw, where the Foot Print of the Lord Buddha can be found. As a Wizzar (Siddhas) they are busy with their meditation and honor us only for a few hours. Therefore Maung Htun Yin, later Sanathar Sayadaw U. Tillaw Keinda, were forced to communicate mentally as well to be Dhatsii through the Wizzars Sayadaw in order to perform the tasks given to them. It has been over 54 years since the Wizzar (Siddha) Sayadaws appeared, usually at night, and Sanathar Sayadaw U. Tillaw Keinda has been taking their place occasionally.
Nowadays science is very much advanced, and as Wizzars (Siddhas) appear with different siddhi's (powers), it looks as if a competition is going on. Scientific development can be measured as it belongs to matter, but it as impossible to access the power (siddhi's) of the Wizzars (Siddhas) because they are concerned with the mental and spiritual process. It was clearly seen with our own eyes that Wizzars (Siddhas) appeared and disappeared in front of us. Sitting in the air, giving various kinds of fruits and materials from nowhere, holding a red hot burning iron ball, walking on water, appearing through the earth, etc. It was to the benefit of the Buddha's teaching and we were very pleased at such wonders. As a medical doctor, I was interested only in science and had not seen a Wizzar (Siddha) before. However, I have read the literature of Wizzars (Siddhas) written by the Most Venerable Ledi Sayadaw.
I was invited by the Wizzar (Siddha) Sayadaws U. Pandita and U. Uttamakyaw to go to Mebegon Village to participate in the transformation by fire process and extension of life of U. Pandita, who requested me to take part and which was successfully accomplished. Later, I was also involved in the transformation by fire process of the Wizzar U. Uttamakyaw and the Head Master of Nagama Mountan, the Wizzar Sayadaw U. Kowida. After the long life transformation by fire process of the Wizzardo (Siddha) Sayadaw U. Kowida, his sitting in the fire was recorded on video tape. Many became disciples of the Sayadaw's in order to purify their mind under the guidance of the Wizzar (Siddha) Sayadaws, including monks and lay devotees.
The publication of the Biography and activities of the Wizzar Sayadaws in English, was wished well by the Head Master Sayadaw U. Kowida, who assigned the duty to Venerable Karma Kunsal Kassapa, from Spain. This has been accomplished by the Venerable Karma Kunsal Kassapa's efforts, despite the many inconveniences that he has had to face during this laborious task, which required his level best within an orthodox Theravada Buddhism surrounding, and in an area which at that time was forbidden to foreigners.
Today, I am more than happy that we have succeeded in presenting in English the life and activities of my own Masters, as narrated by the Wizzar (Siddha) Sayadaws at Mebegon village and instructed by the Head Master of Nagama Mountain, the Wizzardo (Siddha) Sayadaw U. Kowida, to the benefit for mankind.
Foreword by Dr. Sein Yi
M.B.B.S (Ygn) D.P.& D.M.(Ygn)
F.R.S.H. (Ldn) D.T.C.M (Chn)
Rtd General Director of Health (Myanmar)