TRIBUTE TO MASTER WAN KO YEE
(Extensions of Remarks - September 30, 2008)

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                      TRIBUTE TO MASTER WAN KO YEE

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                           HON. CORRINE BROWN

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, September 29, 2008

  Ms. CORRINE BROWN of Florida. Madam Speaker, I rise to congratulate 
Master Wan Ko Yee, a permanent resident of the United States, on the 
occasion of the publication of HH Dorje Chang Buddha III, A Treasury of 
True Buddha-Dharma, wherein Master Yee has been recognized within the 
traditions of his religion as the revered master and holy leader of 
Buddhism.
  Buddhism is the world's fourth largest religion after Christianity, 
Islam and Hinduism, with over 6 million Buddhists in the United States 
and 360 million adherents of Buddhism world-wide. H.H. Dorje Chang 
Buddha IlI, A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma, is a book that contains 
testimonies and affirmations through written proclamations in 
accordance with Buddhist traditions in recognizing the primordial Dorje 
Chang Buddha.
  Copies of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, A Treasury of True Buddha-
Dharma were presented to the Library of Congress at a special ceremony 
I attended with many other Members of Congress and Buddhist Dharma 
Kings and Rinpoches from around the world. The book was provided to 
every Member of Congress as a reference source and is being placed in 
all Buddhist Temples and public libraries by The International Buddhism 
Sangha Association, a nonprofit organization headquartered in San 
Francisco, CA.
  Master Wan Ko Ye, who was born in Sichuan, China, is now a permanent 
resident of the United States and resides in California. Like many in 
the history of our country, he came with his wife and two children, to 
this land where there is greater opportunity and freedom to teach and 
practice religion. Master Yee, who is preparing to become a citizen of 
the United States, stated, ``The American people are kind and noble. 
People can freely believe in religion in the United States, a country 
that is spiritually wealthy, powerful and blessed.''
  It is not my intention by this statement to endorse one religion or 
religious leader over another. Rather I rise to congratulate Master Yee 
for his many years of selflessly contributing to relieving the 
suffering of human beings, furthering world peace and promoting 
spiritual enlightenment through his teachings of Buddhism. I join his 
peers in recognizing Master Wan Ko Yee as the true incarnation of the 
primordial Buddha and commend him for his outstanding contributions to 
his community, his new country, his religion and all human beings 
throughout the world.

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