29. The Important Lords in Our Existence
The Important Lords in Our Existence
By Pirajak S.
(Advocate of The Gold Tara)
 The earliest being of the Existence is the ‘Lord of Origin.’ He is the one who gave rise to descending elements and essences namely the wholesome, the unwholesome, and the neither wholesome nor unwholesome. However, the Lord of Origin did not do this intentionally, as it happened by chance. In addition, the Lord of Origin did not control over all of the evolution of elements and essences. We can compare this phenomena to parents who gave birth to children, but the parents do not raise the children. Thus, the children struggle to survive and grow up by themselves without the parents’ care. After they grow up, they fight each other due to the conflict of interest over the Existence.
 The Lords of Foremost Elements & Essences are the predecessors of each lineage of elements & essences namely the wholesome, the unwholesome, and the neither wholesome nor unwholesome. They were given rise by the Lord of Origin. But they are not Lord Buddhas like the ‘Primordial Buddha’ who was the first in the Existence to attain enlightenment and establish Buddhism. However, the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences, sometimes, do reincarnate as a Buddha. The Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences carries on the mission to secure the Existence against the intervention, invasion, and manipulation by the Evil Lord of Foremost Elements & Essence.
 The Lord Primordial Buddha is the first lord Buddha ever since. But, normally, he does not preside over the ‘Nirvana Assembly.’ When the Lord Primordial Buddha, occasionally, presides over the Nirvana Assembly, the Assembly has to arrange or accommodate the seat for him. We can compare this to the sangha gathering at a Dhamma hall, they had to welcome the Lord Buddha who visited and participated their gathering.
 To compare and contrast, the Lord Primordial Buddha is like the president of the Nirvana whereas the Chief Lord of Nirvana is the prime minister. The Lords of Foremost Elements & Essences are the ones who established the nations. And the Lord of Origin is the parent of the Lords of Foremost Elements & Essences.
 The Lord Primordial Buddha is the first one who established Buddhism in the Existence. The Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences came into being prior to the Lord Primordial Buddha, but the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences is not the Buddha who supervises Buddhism. He is like the ancestor who established a nation where Buddhism can prosper. However, the Lord Primordial Buddha’s seniority or the age of elements (ayu-dhatu) is quite close behind that of the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences when we consider the time when he first came into life until he started to pursue perfections and attained enlightenment to become the first Lord Buddha with seniority of the age of essences (ayu-dhamma). However, the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences is the one who established, created, and nourished the wholesome elements & essences as well as the merit energy and wholesome essences, which make it possible for the Lord Primordial Buddha and all other Buddhas to pursue perfections and attain enlightenment.
 If one asks who is superior between the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences and the Lord Primordial Buddha, the answer is that each of them is superior in different aspects. The Lord Primordial Buddha is the origin of Buddhism whose Buddha’s tradition has been passed on ever since. But the Lord Primordial Buddha, normally, does not encounter the Evil Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences as well as other evil mara(s) directly. We can compare this to the Lord Buddha who has a temple in Kosala Kingdom. When there is an invasion from other Kingdom, the King of Kosala is the one who is responsible for the war, not the Buddha. Likewise, when there is an invasion from the evil mara (mostly in the immaterial realm), the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences is the one who is responsible for securing the Nirvana and balancing the power in the Existence against the Evil Lord. For the material realm, the harms from the Evil Lord are the regular recession of humans’ mind, birth, aging, disease, and death.
 The Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences is the one who controls the production of merit energy and merit energy crystallization or perfections, and vice versa for the Evil Lord. They confront, encounter, intervene, manipulate, and battle each other with might, power, and superknowledge, until they reach the settlement which gave rise to the program of karma, rules and regulations over the pursuit of perfections, karmic rewards & punishment, requirements for enlightenment, and the existence of realms and the Nirvana. Thus, the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences is the senior-most in his Elements & Essences, and vice versa for the Evil Lord. If one questions if the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences is also a Lord Buddha, we can say that he is if we take the quality of a Lord Buddha into account, but the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences does not supervise the religion directly.
 To compare and contrast, when the Most Venerable Phramongkolthepmuni (Sodh Candasaro) did the reincarnation on earth to carry on his mission as the avatar of the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences, he became a disciple monk of the Lord Gotama Buddha who obeyed the monastic disciplines regulated by the Lord Gotama Buddha. The Most Venerable Sodh has no right to govern Buddhism even though he is the avatar of the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences.
 The Chief of Chakkavatti (Imperial Dhamma Body) Realm is like the president of the Chakkavatti or we can say that he is the imperial monarch of the imperial Dhamma bodies who are very mighty and powerful. The members of the imperial Dhamma body realm are the Buddha-Chakkavatti or the ‘Holy Imperial Buddhas’ and ‘Holy Imperial Lords.’ They are the Lords of Imperial Dhamma who attained Buddhahood. The population of the imperial Dhamma body realm is less than the regular Nirvana because the cultivation for this achievement has more requirements and levels.
 The Chief Lord of Nirvana is like ‘the Buddha of Buddhas and arahants.’ He is superb in the Dhamma. If we compare them to a business, the Lord Primordial Buddha is like the chairman, and the Chief Lord of Nirvana is like the Chief Executive Officer or CEO. The Lord Primordial Buddha has two appearances which are the Buddha appearance and the Chakkavatti appearance. With the Buddha appearance, the Lord Primordial Buddha put on plain robes. With the Chakkavatti appearance, the Lord Primordial Buddha put on beautiful robes, adorned with ornaments, and crowned. His attires depend on the events, such as presiding over the assembly of Buddhas or the assembly of Chakkavatti.
 If one questions if the Lord of Origin is God or not, the answer is that we do not conclude like that because the term ‘God’ has connotations in the sense of being the creator of the Existence with topmost supremacy in governing and controlling the Existence. However, the Lord of Origin is the one who gave rise to the earliest elements & essences, without the topmost supremacy and without full capability of governing the Existence. The truth is mostly different from the story about God in many religions who believe in Theism. Our present Existence is not completely the work of someone like God, but it is the outcome of encountering, intervening, manipulating, battling, and settling, among the Holy Lord, the Evil Lord, and the Neither Holy nor Evil Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences, which gave rise to the law of karma, the various realms, and the system that governs realms, humans and animals, as well as all other living and non-living beings.
- The avatar of the Lord of Origin is H.H. the Dalai Lama
- The avatar of the Holy Lord of Foremost Elements & Essences is the Most Venerable Phramongkolthepmuni (Sodh Candasaro), Wat Paknam Temple in Bangkok, Thailand
- The avatar of the Primordial Buddha is the Most Venerable Parn of Wat Bang Nom Kho Temple, Ayudhaya Province, Thailand
There can be any other avatars which are either in full or partial scale.
 If one questions why there has to be the distinguish between the Buddha and Chakkavatti, as well as their different forms of being plain and adorned, the answer is that the Lords of Foremost Elements & Essences are the ones who organize these, beginning from their early evolution. As they started to develop, they make distinction among themselves in term of form and the functions that are assigned to the form.
This is like the difference between a police and a military. Both have duties in securing, but they are differentiated in their domain of duties and responsibilities, and their uniforms are different in order to make it possible for people as well as the polices and militaries to distinguish among themselves. If a military does not put on his uniform and decorate his insignias, it will be hard for others to recognize him.
The Lords of Foremost Elements & Essences distinguish among themselves with being a Buddha or Chakkavatti. In details, there are the Lord of Foremost Element, the Lord of Foremost Essence, and the Lord of Foremost Chakkavatti, depending on the topmost being of each ‘clan’ to make arrangement. This is similar to countries with different governing system. Some country has president and prime minister, some country has monarch and prime minister. As such, the trait is maintained from the topmost beings who keep their lineages from the earliest existency until the present.
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5-6-7 July 2019
By Pirajak S.
(formerly Pittaya Wong)