If a master has not passed the test to get the level but call themselves a holy being, no matter how great a dharma king, venerable, great rinpoche, or great dharma master they may be, they are an impostor who pretends to be a Buddhist. They are just a piece of scrap metal and not gold!
Some people asked: Would the master presiding over the test intentionally give some people who only pass the test for lower levels the robe and certification of a higher level? Can the robe really ascertain someone’s level for 100%? This kind of inquiry is due to not understanding the rules and the test and the live situation at the test site. You should understand that the holy and virtuous gurus’ Buddha Dharma at the headquarters is not like what those who have not obtained true transmissions and could only talk in empty theories and unrealizable dharma have. It is the Buddha Dharma truly transmitted from Shakyamuni Buddha and can manifest itself in a holy state in which its form is true and tangible.
Buddhist disciples, is the master you rely on or take refuge with an ordinary person or a holy person? a high monk, great virtuous one, or an impostor with evil views and understanding, who feigns to be holy? You have to use your mind to observe them. Because it is difficult to have a human life and to encounter Buddha Dharma, since you have encountered Buddha Dharma in this lifetime, don’t walk the wrong path again. If we wrongly go and rely on a master who has evil views, we will fall into the three bad realms, go through all sorts of sufferings without hope for happiness forever, and miserably meet bad retributions.
To protect Buddhist disciples from falling prey to deceit and lies, the master whom Buddhist disciples prostrate to must have their status determined by way of the test to tell whether they are holy or ordinary, and what level of accomplishment they have attained. The test result is given in accordance with the Dharma rather than the person and is based on the definitive meaning and not the provisional meaning.
Nowadays, there are some masters who have fame. Because they are used to sitting high on a rostrum, they have become conceited and far removed from people. They even pretend to be holy beings intentionally or unintentionally. This headquarters has received a lot of reports. We advise you not to wrongly call yourself a holy being! You can only be a true holy being if you come to the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters and pass the test for a holy being with your own capabilities!
If you simply take the 128 Evil and Erroneous Views to examine the master, you can clearly see it at a glance and tell whether he is true or fake and whether he is authentic or evil. Why would you need any other answers? If you are still not sure about it, you can directly see, from the robe that the master is wearing, which level he is, and how many buttons he has. No one can fake it. As for whether the master has retrograded, the robe he is wearing can tell you the answer, and no explanation is needed. Whether someone is holy or ordinary, one cannot pretend it.
The holy test held by the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters have already completed. Due to the huge number of people attending the written test, the workload of reviewing the answer sheets is very large. The answer sheets of the middle-level holy and virtuous ones need to be reviewed by the great holy gurus; and the answer sheets of the regular masters are reviewed by the mid- and lower-level holy and virtuous ones. All answer sheets are then collected and final-reviewed by the great holy gurus…
The United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters is rather serious about the test it gives to the masters and holy gurus. The test is held in a few steps. First, all candidates must take the written test on Buddhist theoretical knowledge. After having taken the written test, one can then proceed to the qualification check by Famen Gongyu. Those who have passed the check are given an eligibility certificate. Only when one has the eligibility certificate can one enter the test site for the holy test.
Wangzha Shangzun said: “The explanation about Famen Gongyu which this Headquarters announced on October 1 is too short and simplistic; people don’t understand where it comes from. Since it is mentioned, its description needs to be a bit more detailed.”
We are calling the attention of all Buddhist cultivators. There is a typo error on the Public Announcement 20150114 published by the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters on September 30, 2015. The correct title of Gold Button Level 3 should be Shangzun. Please see the attachment for the correct content of the announcement.