Wangzha Shangzun, who is Gold Button Level 3, said: “A regular Holy Guru, no matter who they are, has no qualification to transmit Dharma on behalf of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. They can only transmit Dharma by themselves. A Gold Button Level 5 Tremendously Holy Guru can transmit the supreme great dharma of State-practice Initiation on behalf of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Other than that, a Gold Button Level 4 Tremendously Holy Guru can perform holy inner-tantric initiations or transmit great esoteric or exoteric Dharma on behalf of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. A Great Holy Guru of Gold Button Level 3 can only perform inner-tantric initiation and transmit corresponding Dharma of esoteric and exoteric sects on behalf of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.
If a candidate has passed Blue Button Level 3 in the final holy test, then that person is eligible for taking the test for Gold Button Level 1. But note that there are two ways to take the test for Gold Button. The first is to continue the test in the Samsara Eight-wind Array for Gold Button Level 1, the second is to stop the Eight-wind Array but separately go to the Vajra Array to take the test for Gold Button Level 1. However, anyone who is going to start the test with Vajra Array must note it at the time of registration.
There are some people who have earned very practical merits but the levels which they attained from the holy test are not high. This kind of situation does totally exist, and moreover, it happens at quite a high percentage. Even though from the surface, those people look as if having done very practical Buddhist undertakings, their motivations must be questioned. For example, some folks have set up many Dharma-listening centers to propagate the Dharma voice of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. They indeed have done incalculable work of merits…
Pay special attention. There are two ways to take the Vajra Array Test. One is to follow the normal sequence of test, and the other is to directly take the test. A candidate who wants to take the Vajra Array Test must apply to do it at registration. Someone who plans to take the Vajra Array Test through the normal sequence can call it off if he or she does not want to take it any more at the test time, but those who apply to directly take the Vajra Array Test cannot cancel it.
Buddhist disciples! Pay attention to the following 8 points. 1. Among those holding the holy and virtuous status certificate in the various places in the world nowadays, many of them have regressed from being holy to being ordinary and started harboring evil views. They have not dared to register for the test so far, and instead are cheating people with lies. Do watch carefully so that you do not fall prey to their deceit…
The holy and virtuous ones of the same level, who hold certificates of the same holiness level, can have totally different actual content levels of accomplishment! The difference primary lies between the holy and virtuous ones who passed the test on only a single item and the holy and virtuous ones who passed the test on their overall quality. The ones who passed the test on a single item have accomplished in an item of virtue, and the ones who passed the test on the overall quality have accomplished in the overall quality of virtue…
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III also very harshly criticized us and said: “Many of the holy and virtuous ones who have passed your selection are not even as good as a good person who does not practice cultivation but they are actually elated. It is clear that they are nothing but feathery chicks, but they thought themselves to be rocs in the clouds. It is all because you guys have not done strict enough checking and have lowered the standard by a great amount. The holiness levels you have listed were vague and there are not titles for positioning them. You only addressed the issue halfway. It is easy to mislead people that way.
Regarding the article titled “factually recording a dream” written by Songjie Rinpoche on June 19, some people thought it was a lie. They asked the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters to verify the truth.
For people who have obtained the same level from the test, are their levels of merit and Dharma capabilities all equal? Many people came to ask the United International World Buddhism Association this question. They think Level 2 is higher than Level 1, and Level 3 is higher than Level 2. In fact, there is a gray area in there.
You may think one who has the ability to apply power externally must be a great holy being, but actually that person may be totally clueless about Buddhism.
the Buddhist test on holiness levels held by our United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters does not only test the candidate on Tripitaka and correct vs. evil views and understanding, but also requires the candidate to pass the holy test, which is a test performed according to the Rituals of Beseeched Vinaya Articles to be Applied in the Holy Test that is used specifically for selecting holy and virtuous ones.