from the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III:
Since the publication of the twentieth public announcement from the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III (the Office), until now there are still people who do not use the 128 views to determine true from evil. Moreover, many people have sent us letters to inquire and request confirmation about the conclusion of whether a so-and-so rinpoche or a so-and-so dharma master is correct or evil or is good or bad.
Actually, the twentieth public announcement has already stated quite clearly. Because it is you who interfaces with your own master, you should know the master best. There is nothing that the Office will repeat to inform you.
Some people mentioned that their master had stated that he can be an exception because he learned a non-common dharma transmitted personally by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and that he had received approval. Here, practitioners should pay special attention to a fact. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III expounded the dharma publicly, “The 128 Evil Views and Erroneous Views stipulate the definitive truths that all Buddhas in the ten directions abide by and are applicable to all common and non-common dharmas. There is no non-common dharma that can escape from being distinguished with these views. Regardless of which sect one belongs to, any master who seeks excuses for not abiding by the verification with the 128 views must be an evil master or a swindler.”
You can all think and realize this fact. What are those venerable ones, dharma kings, great rinpoches, and great dharma masters in this society in comparison to the principles that all Buddhas in the ten directions abide by? How can they be the exceptions of not abiding by? Perhaps these people do not even possess master’s qualification even at the lowest level of the beginning level of holy realization.
As to master’s qualifications of holy virtuous ones, the only criteria is that anyone who meets master’s qualification in one of the six categories must hold a certificate of holiness with the vows and signatures from seven masters and ten witnesses. Otherwise, no matter how high one’s status of reincarnation is, this person is not a holy virtuous one possessing master’s qualification.
Any holy virtuous one must have had his crown opened. The first evidence is by examination with nuclear magnetic resonance instrument (MRI). However, the important test is by hanging peacock feathers above one’s head in front of seven masters and ten witnesses. Without launching power of utilization from one’s spiritual consciousness, that person is not a holy virtuous one and will not have a certificate of holiness. No form of identity can substitute for a certificate of holiness. No matter how high one’s status is, without a certificate of holiness, one cannot be a holy virtuous one.
As to those acts of opposing benefiting living beings, such as making troubles to others’ applying for and taking the exam for masters of dharma-listening centers and undermining the establishment of dharma-listening centers, these are all acts of evildoers. In the recorded dharma lessons, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III expounded clearly:
“All practitioners must remember and must not be deceived. Venerable ones, dharma kings, rinpoches, and dharma masters must adhere to benefiting living beings as the fundamental principle. It should also be clearly known that venerable ones, dharma kings, rinpoches, and dharma masters must listen to the dharma. You (venerable ones, dharma kings, rinpoches, and dharma masters), too, are in the same category as masters of dharma-listening centers, unless you have passed the exam for master’s qualification at the level of highest level of holy realization.”
“The term of masters of dharma-listening centers does not mean this master is necessarily proficient and conversant in Buddha-dharma. However, all masters of dharma-listening centers have great merit and virtue. They possess the causation of receiving preferential treatment in learning Buddha-dharma. Anyone who does not wish to benefit living beings and does not have the desire of applying for and taking the exam for masters of dharma-listening centers will never receive initiation of state practice in one’s entire lifetime!!!”
You can now understand that, to those practitioners who do not strive for taking and passing the exam for masters of dharma-listening centers, the goals of opening the crown, practicing tummo concentration, entering the meditative concentration of samadhi, being connected with holy beings, and attaining great accomplishment expediently are totally beyond imagination. This is because all these are great dharmas transmitted by initiations of state practice only. Therefore, to receive high-level initiation and achieve great accomplishment quickly and expediently, one must first become a master of dharma-listening centers.
From the Office of H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III,
June 10, 2011, Revised July 15, 2011