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.
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.
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.