Due to various predestined reasons Living Buddha Lian-sheng has received teachings from many masters. He was prophesied by Shakyamuni Buddha, and Amitabha Buddha entrusted him with the mission of salvation. Maitreya Buddha bestowed on him the Red Crown and Guru Padmasambhava taught him the Vajrayana. It is due to this great dharma affinity that the era has come for the deliverance of beings by Padmakumara. The great dharma rain is falling and the great conch of the dharma teachings is being blown. The huge dharma drum resounds and the great dharma teachings are being spread.
The basic lineage of True Buddha School is: Vairocana - Buddha Locana - Amitabha - Padmakumara - Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu.
Amitabha, Golden Mother of the Jade Pond, and Ksitigarbha are the three principal deities of ''Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu.'' In other words, he is the emanation of the body of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, the speech of Amitabha Buddha, and the mind of Golden Mother of the Jade Pond. These three transformations of body, speech, and mind are the combined emanation of the three kayas.