慈航會創辦人‧埵智能者陳果齊金剛上師──貝瑪迦密典正寧波車簡介

將門之後 好學不倦
陳果齊金剛上師,原名漢榮,果齊乃法名,出生於四十年代,廣東省信宜縣人。父乃抗日名將第十九路軍師長陳任之將軍,母劉氏是長年茹素之虔誠佛教徒。陳上師幼年隨父來港,七歲時母親先行辭世,十三歲時父親亦仙遊,遂由幸福的孩子,變為無親無助的孤兒,經歷五十年代香港的困苦生活,令他深切體會到人生的生離死別與變幻無常之理。陳上師好學不倦,以半工半讀形式,於六十年代初期任職美術設計三年,閒來並鑽研有關佛理及術數等書籍。

投身警界 伸張正義
因常見聞社會上之不公平對待、暴力與奸惡的黑暗一面,故毅然捨棄當時高薪的美術設計工作,投身警界,希望以執法人員身份去伸張正義、鋤強扶弱。在警隊工作的十八年間,有十五年服務於刑事偵緝組,並任職偵緝隊警長達七年之久。期間親身經歷了不少悲歡離合和不可思議之事,從而促使他對宇宙人生的因果有另一種看法。於七十年代初期陳上師到處求訪明師,希望能探討宇宙的另一面。

陳上師於一九七六年正式皈依三寶,更在一九八零至一九八二年工餘時,在新界某寺院免費與善男信女結緣,討論人生命運與因果的道理。

參透世情 弘揚佛法
陳上師深感人生確存有前業與因果,又因獲得他一位皈依師父的鼓勵,發大心願,決定放棄一份可觀的長俸,全身投入佛事。當時陳上師承受著外界人士的諸多非議和揣測,但他不懼謠言及譭謗,排除萬難,全心致力宣揚佛法功德,普渡眾生。

陳上師引述昔日佛祖亦能偉大地捨棄人間尊貴的皇位去悟道利益眾生,忍受著外道與未明者所譭謗。如今他只是放棄一份長俸和被部份未瞭解的人指責,這又算得是甚麼!陳上師理解到這是一般人性疑惑和苦惱無明的心性所產生之現象,這更推動他努力地及真實地去行持弘法事業以利益眾生。唯有佛陀的偉大精神與思想,才能使世人真正改惡歸善,從而使社會康泰及世界和平。

基於陳上師如此大願力,各方善信均慕名到來問事,每每都如有神助,皆能得到陳上師之相助,解決了許多不可思議的事情。當時陳上師又恐自己的力量有限,故日夜不斷為大眾祈求及自行修持佛法。

成立佛社 創慈航會
一九八四年初陳上師得到一位密宗大上師的傳法,正式成立了慈航佛法社。及後再於一九八七年初註冊創辦了國際聯密佛教慈航會,有系統地實踐及推廣佛法,並提倡社會道德教育,利益社群。陳上師於一九九二年二月在澳門成立澳門分會,亦於二零零三年二月在澳門成立慈航寺,令弘揚佛法事業踏上新里程。

他歷任香港童軍總會東九龍地域名譽會長至今達十多年,更以佛教團體名義,先後在香港、澳門創立了第二百二十二旅及第十八旅之童軍旅團,教育青少年。陳上師現亦肩擔香港警察員佐級協會創建人暨退役同僚聯會永久榮譽會長、香港交通安全隊助理總監—新界北總區副指揮官、澳門童軍總會名譽顧問、國際獅子會腎病教育研究基金會總理(2004-2008)、香港環球獅子會創會會員/會長(2006-2007)、北京對外經濟貿易大學(港澳生)校友聯會贊助人/永久榮譽會長等多個重要職位。

著書立說 遠洋弘法
多年來,陳上師不但努力鑽研佛學,並於一九八九年在尼泊爾資助設立圓覺佛學院,有系統地灌輸佛學及有關知識予出家喇嘛,讓他們接受較全面的教育以便弘法。此外,陳上師更編著了多本有關佛法理論之書籍,計有早年的《金剛經淺釋》、《淺談顯密宗佛法》、《佛法無邊》、《靈幻正知見》及《慈航金剛大圓滿佛法要義》等,近年則有《大方廣圓覺經講義》、《輪迴之十殿閻王》等,深受廣大讀者歡迎。

陳上師亦經常到海外弘法。一九八九年他應美國信眾邀請到彼邦弘法,因其著作被認為對佛教與社會道德文化極有貢獻,故獲加州著名的甘迺迪總統大學頒發大學文學士名譽學位。多年來,陳上師本著精進勤奮、普濟利民的精神,不斷自我學習增值,二零零四年取得管理學碩士學位(MMS)。同年更獲得西岸大學(WEST COAST UNIVERSITY)頒授榮譽哲學博士學位(Hon. Ph.D)。

金剛上師 灌頂授法
一九八九年陳上師先後得到藏密各派的傳承活佛灌頂授法,正式成為傳法金剛上師。「金剛上師」,即佛教金剛乘(密宗)具傳承資格的傳法上師之專有稱號。陳上師更是近代極力推行聯密的密宗佛法行者,受到各界,尤其是藏密佛教人士之贊同。

推廣聯密 顯密圓融
「埵智能者」(「埵」粵語讀音「多」),乃藏密傳法的法名,意為傳法的勝利金剛,是吐登奕生活佛為陳上師授戒時所親賜。聯密Remi實乃西藏文( )之譯音,為顯密同修四派圓融之義,於西藏佛教史上早已得到無數大德與大成就者所推行。佛陀弘法、利生渡世,要無分顯密與門戶人我,以方便教令眾生成就解脫,才是佛法最高心要。

這就是聯密的宗旨及精神,是最終解脫輪迴,達至彼岸之道,亦即陳上師的傳法及行持之目標。

慈悲喜捨 皈依者眾
陳上師對大眾的平等、慈悲心,和深入淺出的善巧說法與辯才,皆深受各弟子與信眾的愛戴及敬服。陳上師之弟子、信眾及慈航會之會員遍及世界各地,人數多以數十萬計。

陳上師更致力提倡「修佛法的人無分門戶人我之別」之理,鼓勵各方修佛行者齊心合力,真正發心,弘揚如來事業,以大乘菩薩精神普渡及利益眾生。並教令門人及學佛者,要問心無愧實踐實幹,真正利益眾生及社會;更要以寬大仁厚之心去原諒及愛護別人,不應記掛別人的錯處及仇恨,要拋開個人名利、私心和偏見,真修言行。若是只抱著憎恨或仇視心態,而沒有真正慈悲愛心,都不是真正學佛人。不要光靠口說,更要認真地身體力行,才是真正的修佛行者。

榮受賜封 寶貝上師
陳上師於西藏密宗佛教,乃師承自當代密乘各派中具足成就之偉大上師。各派大德寧波車深悉陳上師實有宿生修行轉世的因緣,皆口授親傳,並以法諭囑咐陳上師於其傳承中為傳法之金剛阿闍梨,因此亦足以代表真正四派無分之聯密法系的一代大上師。

※ 諾門紅白教傳承自『曲逞匠磋戒菩提圓行金剛上師』。
※ 迦珠派(白教)傳承自著名大手印法系的祖師,甘波巴尊者轉世之『達聖活佛』。
※ 格魯派(黃教)傳承自西藏、印度及尼泊爾密宗四大名寺之一的嘎丹寺總住持『吐登奕生活佛』,吐登活佛更是藏密著名吐登法系的主子。
※ 寧瑪派(紅教)大圓滿南卡官促法系傳承持有者『吉巴寧波車』,證許陳上師行法上之成就,並獲教中一致認可,代表該法系正式賜封陳上師為『貝瑪迦密典正寧波車』。

RINPOCHE(粵語譯音:寧波車)、(國語譯音:仁波切)為寶貝上師佛爺的意思。吉巴寧波車於乙亥年(一九九五年)初,公開為陳上師舉行活佛坐床之隆重儀式,正式認可陳上師為該教派傳承中之寧波車。期間更先後得到各大派住持親書致函,祝賀及認同陳上師的法位與成就,計有格魯派(黃教)嘎丹寺總住持吐登奕生活佛,迦珠派(白教)千佛寺總住持督般寧波車、寧瑪派(紅教)啤嗎寧波車等。

法王蒞臨 加持壇場
現今幾位被公認為法王級的上師,如白教四大法嗣之一,即現生大寶法王之上師泰錫度寧波車、印度那欄陀佛學院的著名主任導師創古寧波車,與紅教天利諾布法王等,亦多次親臨香港慈航佛法社與陳上師會晤,並在壇場加持祝禱陳上師長壽健康,弘法利群生。

實踐聯密 齊供萬燈
丙子年(一九九六年)三月,陳上師發起舉行佛教史上數百年難得一見的殊勝大法會。在尼泊爾首都加德滿都著名佛教聖地大佛眼佛塔上,聯合四派寧波車、喇嘛供萬燈法會。當時出席者有四派著名代表大德寧波車二十多位及喇嘛高僧達二千多名,到場參與此法會之僧俗四眾更逾三萬多人。能於尼泊爾佛教聖地舉行如此殊勝的四派聯密大法會,亦是藏傳佛教密宗難得一見的盛會。

由此可見陳上師以漢族人身份於藏傳佛教密宗能被如此認同,實為極尊貴及稀有作佛事業之成就者。

修訂於2008年10月

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Founder of Universal Buddhist Merciful Society
Lama Chan Kwor Chai Rinpoche (Ven. Pema Gyurme Tenzin Rinpoche)

A Keen Learner growing up in General's Family
Lama Chan Kwor Chai, the Buddhish name of Chan Hon Wing, was born in the 40's in Guangdong Province of Mainland China. Growing up in a warm family, Lama Chan’s father Chan Yam Chi is a famous Commander-in-chief during World War II, while his mother was a fervent Buddhist and had long been a vegetarian. Lama Chan moved to Hong Kong with his father since he was a child. Upon the death of his parents when he was seven and thirteen respectively, Lama Chan started his journey of hardship and loneliness of being an orphan in the 50s and 60s. This attributed to his understanding on death and impermanence and fragility in life.

Uphold of Justice
Working as an art designer for three years to support his study, Lama Chan also spent his leisure time on reading books about Buddhism and Palmistry. Having encountered the injustice and violence in the society, he determined to turn to the Royal Police Force where he spent 18 years of services. Throughout the years, Lama Chan experienced the bliss and sorrow of life as well as countless mysterious incidents, he acknowledged a totally different view on the belief of karma (the law of cause and effect). Lama Chan strived to seek for the truth of the universe from various erudite masters and finally he took refuge to the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) in 1976. Since 1980, he had been doing voluntary work as a spiritual consultant in a temple for two years, discussing about life and Karma with people.

Dedication to Buddhism
With the realization of karma and encouragement from his first Buddhist Master, Lama Chan finally dedicated himself to Buddhism. Despite of the misunderstanding, rumour and scandal from the people around him, he left his remunerative job and devoted all his time to Buddhism preaching for the benefit of all beings. He believes his sacrifice is just a tip of the iceberg comparing to Shakyamuni, who gave up his noble status for the sake of all sentient beings. Understanding that people are bewildered in this samsaric world, Lama Chan strongly believes that the dharma teaching is the way to liberate all beings. With his aspiration and the blessing from the Three Jewels, he is able to solve every mysteries brought up by people who seek for help. Hoping to help and liberate all sentient beings from suffering, Lama Chan prays and practises Buddhadharma diligently.

The Foundation of U.B.M.S.
Having received empowerment from a Vajra master, Lama Chan preached as a Buddhist master upon the foundation of Chee Hon Buddhist Court in 1984. With the official registration of the Universal Buddhist Merciful Society (U.B.M.S.) in 1987, dharma teaching started to be implemented in a more systematic way. Apart from dharma practice, U.B.M.S. also participated in community welfare and services. For instance, the "222nd East Kowloon Scout Group of Hong Kong" and the “18th Scout Group of Macau” were formed to educate the young generations. Lama Chan also takes up several positions such as the Honorary President of the “Founders and Veterans of The Hong Kong Junior Police Officers' Association and The History of H.K.J.P.O.A.”, the Honorary President of the "Scout Association of Hong Kong E.K.R.", the Honorary Advisor of the "Scout Association of Macau, "the Acting Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Regional Commander / NTN of the ''Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol,'' the Director of Lions Kidney Educational Centre and Research Foundation (L.K.E.C.) in 2004-2005, the Hong Kong Global Lions Club Charter Member/First Vice President 2005-2006 as well as the Honorary President of the Renovation Committee of "Guangzhou Haichuang Monastery".

Spread of Buddhism Worldwide and Awarded as Recognition of Contribution
To offer systematic Buddhism education to the Lamas for their better Buddha teaching, Lama Chan also subsidizes the “Karma Lekshey Ling Institute” in Nepal in 1989.

Lama Chan wrote several books on Buddhism and devoted himself in spreading Buddha’s spirits overseas. He was even awarded an Honored Bachelor of Arts by the John F. Kennedy University as a recognition of his contribution to Buddhism and Ethic Education. Throughout the years, Lama Chan strives to keep himself up with a richer knowledge background by furthering his studies. His sterling effort finally came to fruition by receiving a Master Degree in Management Studies and being awarded an Honored PhD Degree in Philosophy by West Coast University in 2004.

Recognition as Vajra Master
In 1989, Lama Chan received empowerment from Lineage Holders of all four sects of Vajrayana Buddhism. He was approved as "Vajra Achariya", a recognized Vajra Master who could give transmission of teaching of Vajrayana.

A Pioneer for Remi
Lama Chan is also the pioneer in promoting the spirit of "Remi", a movement of the non-sectarian practice of Vajrayana in conjunction with the study of Mahayana, which is widely supported by numerous Great Masters. The ultimate goal of Buddhadharma is to liberate all sentient beings from Samsara and to attain nirvana where under no circumstances should this be affected by the differentiation of sects and vehicles (Mahayana, Vajrayana). This is in fact exactly the same as Lama Chan’s mission. His kindness and compassion have earned him respect and admiration from his followers throughout the world.

Believer on Bodhisattva Deeds
Lama Chan urges all his followers to abandon individualism and follow the bodhisattva deeds for the benefit of all sentient beings. He also emphasizes the importance to forgive and love each other; to abandon hatred, fame, selfishness and prejudice. Those without compassion and bodhichitta cannot be considered as real dharma practitioners and this is also the same to those who have not put Buddha's teaching into practice.

Empowerment as Achariya
Realizing that Lama Chan is a holy reincarnated master, Vajra masters from different sects have taught and empowered Lama Chan as Achariya. He has received teachings of Gelug, Kagyud, Nyingma and Sakya traditions from some prominent Lineage Holders namely as follows:
- Ven. Tshul Khrim Jang Chnub Dorje of Nyingma-Kagyud
- Ven. Dazang Tulku of Kagyudpa (Founder of Dilyak Monastery of Tibet & Nepal)
- Ven. Lhubum Rinpoche of Gelupa (Abbot of Gaden Jam Gohn Ling – one of the four most famous Vajrayana monasteries).
- Ven. Gyepa Rinpoche of Nyingmapa (Abbot of Namkha Khyung Zong Monastery of Tibet and Nepal) who enthroned Lama Chan with the name Rangjung Lama Pema Gyurme Tenzin Rinpoche in recognition of his great achievement in Buddhadharma. The enthronement is witnessed and approved by Ven. Lhubum Rinpoche of Gelupa, Ven. Dhilyak Drupon Rinpoche of Kagyupa, Ven. Pema Rinpoche and Ven. Shiva Rinpoche of Nyingmapa in 1995.

Blessing by Respected Vajra Masters
In addition, various respected Vajra masters such as H.E. 12th Tai Situpa (Guru of the H.E. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa), the H.E. Thrangu Rinpoche of Kagyudpa and the H.E. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche of Nyingmapa have also visited U.B.M.S. and offered blessings to Lama Chan.

Ultimate Realization of Remi
To promote the spirit of "Remi", Lama Chan organized a butter lamp offering ceremony at the Bodhnath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal in March 1996. More than twenty Rinpoches and two thousand Lamas from four sects, with over thirty thousand of followers from around the world attended in the ceremony, which is unprecedented in history. The success of this event clearly signified the wide recognition of Lama Chan's great achievement and contribution to Buddhism.