Fengshui of the Purple Lotus Temple
June 28th, 1999, His Holiness Living Buddha Lian-sheng arrived at the
Purple Lotus School to lecture to a group of students from around the
world on the feng-shui of the Purple Lotus Temple
Before the lecture, His Holiness had visited the future site of the
Purple Lotus Temple. After surveying the landform and a careful measuring
with a geomantic compass, His Holiness pointed out that the site was
a supreme choice for building a temple. With an exact tzu-wu orientation
--- its back facing north and its front facing south, there is every
sign that the future temple will play a major and significant role.
When His Holiness returned to the Purple Lotus School after the surveying,
students have already drawn a diagram of the future site of the temple
on a board. Walking up to the board, His Holiness gave an exciting lecture
on the feng-shui of the temple. First, he pointed out that the landform
where the future temple sits on is that of a cleaver. The cleaver is
a sharp and powerful object. While the area facing the sharp edge of
the cleaver may invite danger to itself, the area where the handle of
the cleaver is located is the most powerful. The handle of the cleaver
is the master that controls the energy of the whole landform. As it
turns out, the future Purple Lotus Temple is situated right at the handle
and will therefore generate a great power to draw and help sentient
To the left side of the temple, there is a small eyebrow-shaped hill.
To the right side of the temple, there are buildings and trees. These
conform to the geomantic pattern of having an armrest on each side.
Behind the temple there is the natural formation of a mountain range.
In front of the temple is an oncoming dragon trail. Also, there are
three lakes in the state park right in front of the temple, representing
sun, moon, and star. In the far distance to the front of the temple,
there is a landform conforming to that of a low table. All these indicate
that the site for the future Purple Lotus Temple is a site of great
His Holiness had nothing but praise for the excellent feng-shui for
the future temple site. As they were listening, the students were extremely
encouraged and broke out into a big warm applause.
The property for the future temple is located in Fremont and is about
five acres. It occupies a niche right next to a 463-acre parcel belonging
to the Quary Lake Recreation Park. The City of Fremont has put in a
man-made beach, boating area, water ski area, and fishing facility in
the park this year, including the new landscapes and an addition of
fifteen hundred parking spaces around the lake right next to the plot
of Purple Lotus Temple. This lake was renamed to Rainbow after it opens
to public. It happenly matches our Guru---The Living Buddha Lian-sheng’s
Rainbow achievements. The park is close to freeways and easily accessible.
During a previous visit in June, 1997, when teaching a class at the
Purple Lotus School, His Holiness had asked the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
about the future of the Purple Lotus School. The answer he received
was extremely positive, indicating that it would develop into an institute
that would one day rock the world.
To be able to find a temple site with such excellent feng-shui is a
blessing from the spiritual realm. We welcome more people to come and
help us build the temple, as donation towards the building of a Buddhist
temple will generate infinite merits and blessings.