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.
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.
Announcement 20150108: A brief description of the differences among those of the same holiness level; The Eight-wind Array
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.