What is the meaning of the statement “The golden rooster crows
three times,” often mentioned in Scriptures and lectures?
The statement is the prophecy of the future coming of Mi-Le Buddha in Tien-Tao.
It implies that preceding the destruction of the world, Mi-Le Buddha will express
himself three times through miracles, and on the third time, manifest Tien-Tao to
the world in person.
Gold is one of the five fundamental elements. In orientations, it represents the west.
“Rooster” refers to the year of the Rooster (You) in Chinese lunar calendar; it also
implies the orientation west and the colour white. Therefore, the “golden rooster”
symbolises the coming of Mi-Le Buddha in a specific year of the Rooster in the
White Yang period.
The pattern of Tien-Tao’s descent is analogous to the changes of the four seasons
and the movement of the sun. In seasons, the sequence is spring (green), summer (red),
and autumn (white). In the movement of the sun, it rises in the east, move to the south,
and sets in the west. Analogously, Tien-Tao descended first in the Green Yang
Period, then the Red Yang Period, and finally the White Yang Period. Thus,
“golden rooster” also symbolises the beginning of changes in the west, as well as
the mission of Jin-Gong Zu-Shi. (The Title was conferred to Mi-Le Buddha by
God after he fulfilled his mission as the Seventeenth Patriarch of Tao in the East.)
To crow three times means that before the Final Catastrophe, Mi-Le Buddha will
express himself three times to manifest Tien-Tao clearly to all. The first crow took
place on March 3, 1926 in Shandong Province, China. Mi-Le Buddha expressed
himself through the miracle of Mr Yang Chung-ling, an ascetic of Shanxi Province,
China. The teachings given by Mi-Le Buddha through Mr Yang were written down
as The Mystic Doctrine of Jin-Gong Zu-Shi and The True Teaching of Mi-Le
Buddha. The entire event spanned over one hundred days, in which Mr Yang did
not eat anything at all. The second crow took place in 1929. Mi-Le Buddha again
expressed himself through the miracle of Mr Du Yu-kun of Henan Province, China,
for a month. The third crow will take place when Jin-Gong Zu-Shi himself comes
to the world and manifests Tien-Tao so that all who are predestined to encounter
him can return to Heaven with his help.
Hence, the true meaning of the statement “The golden rooster crows three times”
is that when the third crow comes, it is the time for the manifestation of Tien-Tao,
and also the time for the arrival of the Final Catastrophe.