The World’s Famous Buddha Painting Master, Earth Zen Person, International Meditation Teacher, Founder of Enlightening Earth Association, Buddha Cultural & Bodhisattva Association in Taiwan, Master Chi Sung Hung addressed the United Nations Virtual NGO CSW 65 Parallel Event in Mulan Forum, Taipei, Taiwan on today evening. This is his full speech.
Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am very honored to be here, the United Nations Virtual NGO CSW 65 Parallel Event, Taiwan Mulan Forum to speak about Open more possibilities. I wish all of you an awakening day. Today, in my mind, is a great and wonderful day for all beings. First, I am going to talk about Awakening of female power. We will see the female power enlighten all humans and create a perfect female time, guiding us to a new golden age of Earth. Through my mother’s eyes, I saw the wonderful world in the womb. I follow my mother’s body to breathe, to grow, and to live. So I use the pen name 陳女生 to honor my mother. This name is a pun. 女生means female. My mother’s last name is Chen. This name also means I was born to Chen.
If we take a look at the 21st century, we will see that it’s not only the females that are rising, but the most important thing is that the world needs female energy because the male power can not guide the Earth to a better way. The Earth needs female energy, wisdom, benevolence, and peace. So, even though I am a man, I would like to be a person who follows the female awakening to seek people’s happiness. Second. The movement of Female Earth, who am I? Who are we? When I was five, my family’s factory exploded. I saw people die in front of me. My father died when I was seven years old. I started to seek if there is a way beyond death.
When I was nine years old, my mind was full of how the universe was formed. And when was the beginning of the universe. Or if there is an ending of the universe, a beginning, ending of lives. Is this an endless reincarnation. Will this stop at any point. Are the existence of our lives and the universe real or fiction? Are all these a dream? I have thought about Buddha’s thinking, other religions, and philosophies such as Confucius, Kant. So, I started to practice meditation when I was 10. When I observed the universe, I found that all things depend on emptiness. Therefore, I understood that the inside energy is always beyond the outside power. When we open our minds, we know that if we want sustainable development on Earth, we need to use the deep mentality to learn from nature. In the standard Lambda-CDM model of cosmology, the total mass–energy of the universe contains 4.9% atoms, 26.8% dark matter and 68.3% dark energy. Thus we see the inner energy is much bigger than the outer power.
In the Chinese classic The I Ching (The Book of Changes), the 11th Hexagram is Tai (泰卦). This hexagram has Kun (坤) on the top of Chien(乾). Kun (坤) means the earth or female. Chien (乾) means the heaven or male. Heaven is at the bottom, and its energy goes up. And the Earth is on the top. Its energy goes down. Therefore, this Hexagram means auspicious. The world is prosperous. Good comes, bad leaves. On the other hand, the 12th Hexagram is Pi (否卦). This Hexagram is the opposite of Tai. It has Chien (乾) on the top of Kun (坤). Heaven is on top and it’s energy goes up. It doesn’t go down. And the Earth is at the bottom. It’s energy goes down. It doesn’t go up. So, heaven and the Earth do not unite. This is the world we have now. Men are on top of women. We need the female energy to lead the world to an auspicious and prosperous state. So, we need to do the movement of female Earth and to brighten the world. Third. Beyond Gender.
All lives are equal. It is the most important thought in the world. When we see through the truth of the universe, we find it. In my mind, it’s not only a belief. It is a truth. Every day, every moment, when I wake up in the morning, when I go to bed at night, I see all human beings are equal. When I see the truth, it leads my mind to be so calm, clear and happy. It leads me to sleep in brightness. Even in my dreams, I meet my dear heart friend, equality. I see life, gender, race, caste, faith, economics, class, opportunity, rich and poor, sexual orientation, and social status…, all are equal. This is from our natural enlightenment. Nāgārjuna was the most important master of Buddha’s middle way. His Madhyamika (The Middle Way) showed me the whole vision and use eight negation of middle way to reach this wonderful truth. To me, The Middle Way taught me to respect all beings. He said, “All dharmas that arise from causes and effects, I called them empty. They are also provisional names, and also the middle Way.”
So, when I read the thirty articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I say it is not just a belief, we should practice this and put it into action. For so many years, women have not been equal to men in the world. Simone de Beauvoir wrote The Second Sex and declared, “One is not born but becomes a woman”. I agree with her. In my mind all are equal. According to the equality, I will say that the female is the first nature. Recently I noticed a great lady, Emma Watson. She said, “ If you believe in equality, you are a feminist.” I said, “Yes!” According to this definition, me too, I am a feminist, too. Even though I understand The Middle Way is equality, but when the world is not equal for the female, I will be a feminist. For me it is the real teaching of Buddha’s and Nāgārjuna’s The Middle Way. So I do agree with her HeForShe campaign. I hope it will succeed quickly. I hope one day we will change the HeForShe campaign to She For He. Tai (泰卦) shows the powerful first gender. Female will help all human to be equal.
It’s so wonderful! When she said, “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.” Yes! We need to open our minds to see through the truth, the equality. Let us to be enlightened in The Middle Way. All men and women lead to free liberation. Fourth, common share, common good and common awakenment. For more than four decades, I have been thinking about the condition of humans, nature and the Earth and long ago I joined the environmental protection movement. In 1988, I founded a newspaper: 福報 Fu-Bao (Blessed Reward). The first issue was about repairing the Earth. After I thought deeply, I found that Mother Earth does not need us to repair it. She can repair herself very well. We may only beg our Mother Earth to let us live well.
Now, I see it so clearly, female Earth is an answer. We need to wake our deep mentality to understand deep ecology and use it to create sustainable development. Thus we should use common share and to have a circular economy. I am so happy that I have visited beautiful Bhutan many times. Bhutan shares clean air, pure water, and happy thinking. They planted millions and millions of trees. I am so honored to be the Honorary President of The Taiwan – Bhutan Cultural and Economic Association. I hope Bhutan and Taiwan will be two eyes of the Earth to help the world to a new happy age. Fifth, the Female Way.
In Buddha’s teaching I found so many great, venerable female Bodhisattvas. In 2005, I wrote the first Female Zen Masters book. It included 20 great female Zen Masters. I studied all the sutras to find the best female way. I hope I will publish the Female Buddhist Canon to guide all people to be enlightened and help the world in 2022. All women are female Buddhas and all men are male Buddhas. I created a word Buddhall to mean all is Buddha, and all are Buddhas. I founded the Buddhall Trust and Buddhall School in Bodhgaya, India. We have sixty female Buddhas and seventy Buddha children studying how to live well and achieve enlightenment. We have visited more than a hundred underprivileged families and found these students near The Magadh University. The sixty female Buddhas learn how to sew and we hope one day we can wear the wonderful clothes. The seventy Buddha children learn how to study well. This is the first step. We will follow those female Buddhas way to find more female Buddhas and create more possibilities.
Sixth. Name it Female, Like D day, it will be the movement of women’s day. I have an idea of how to achieve female Earth, a great action. This is a female enlightening revolution. How can we use the least cost, but a powerful and peaceful way to help the Earth? We build the female awakening cloud (FAC). It is not just an Internet cloud, but the cloud data for females to be enlightened. This is the female Internet of awakening (FIOA). Every female is a point of the awakening (FPOA). I think that the first step is that we just need to name it, name everything “female”. It’s a deep thought and mentality. When our female nature, mind, thought, philosophy, and action all are combined in one, our willingness vision will show a quantum snowball to create a new female world. I hope to develop the sustainable Earth. I suggest that we choose one day in one month or year: The International Women’s Day. It is great. The date changes following the international date line. At some certain time in the first time zone, people will take the following actions. Then it will pass to the next time zone until it has traveled around the world. From each of our time zones, from mind to environment, we will name everything female. First, now, please use your Female Internet of Awakening (FIOA), use your mother language to send “female” to everyone on the Internet.
Second, please, put “female” on the Earth, the ocean, the universe, the solar system, architecture, parks and roads. Name everything “female” on the pictures. Third, you can use stickers or anything to put “female” on everything. Like for a city, Female New York, Female Taipei, Female Tokyo…. And on to the roads, buildings and so on. Use your creativity to think about this. At the end of the day, all of the Earth will be female. All people will see every place, every phone, everything is female. This age needs female wisdom, benevolence and creativity. From female nature, mind to peace world. I hope we can see the great age coming. Now I want to recite a poem written by myself for all my dear heart friends. Concentrate… with the awakening heart of happiness. Let us pray for peace and joy. Let us attain the highest positive power to create happiness for the world. Let Taiwan, Asia, Europe, America, Africa and all the countries and continents on Earth. Be filled with sustainable peace and happiness.
Let us navigate Spaceship Mother Earth heading for the new space era. Let consciousness become the core culture of the Earth. Let compassion and wisdom become the eyes of Mother Earth. Looking after all beings. Sisters and brothers, I will follow all female Buddhas to create the new golden age of the Earth. Thank you female Earth. Thank you, sustainable Earth.
Master Chi Sung Hung was completed “The Largest Buddha Painting Guinness World Record” at Hualien, Taipei, Taiwan on June 21, 2019. The largest painting measures 12,086.59 m² (130,099 ft²). Master Chi Sung Hung vowed to accomplish a huge painting by himself to keep the Buddha’s spirit of peace forever in this world, to pray for the reconciliation of thousands of years of conflicts, and to wish for happiness and peace on Earth. Taiwan officials and Ms. Lynn Gong, the President of Enlightening Earth Association, Buddha Cultural & Bodhisattva Association & devotes also participated this grand event.
After visit to Taipei, Taiwan
Official Photographs by Enlightening Earth Association