H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III says: “The qualified gurus you Headquarters has examined and certified based on good deeds are not necessarily achievers of Dharma abilities in essence. Whether a master is good or bad, correct or evil, should be broadly evaluated from their virtue, deeds, sutra teaching, and ability from their practice. Even those Buddhist cultivators who have done good deeds could hold erroneous and evil views and understanding. Such phenomena are there. If they hold erroneous or evil views but do not correct themselves, then they are evil people. On the other hand, if they correct themselves immediately after realizing their mistakes, that says they are cultivating themselves. Anyway, it is good as long as they do all good deeds and refrain from doing all that is bad.”
In order to help Buddhist cultivators select a kind and knowledgeable person to learn with, one who are virtuous, practices cultivation, have dharma power, and know Buddha Dharma, the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters spent two years on holding public exams to people of master level. There have been a total of 11,657 Buddhists from all over the world who came to register for taking the test, including Dharma listening masters, Dharma transmitting masters, the venerables, dharma kings, rinpoches, dharma masters, and laymen. There were 3,273 people who formally entered the written test on the Sutra, Vinaya, and Abhidharma consisting one hundred problems, and there were only 1,085 people who had the final qualification for taking the test on holiness levels.