Reply to Inquiries No. 20180109

The four hidden & explicit ways; the annual examination; an art critic’s article; having the crown opened; and other matters
Inquiry 1: What kind of person is qualified to carry out the “four hidden ways” and the “four explicit ways”?
Reply: Only great holy ones, who are at least a Shangzun at the level of Gold Button Level 3, can carry out the four hidden ways. Moreover, the hidden ways can only be applied to a disciple who is very pious and has quite remarkable a practice of cultivation. The situation is that a Shangzun who is at the level of Gold Button Level 3 wants to make this disciple the seed to the transmission of true Buddha Dharma or, in other words, transmit true Buddha Dharma to this disciple.