by United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters:
The United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters (UIWBAH) received a letter from Buddhist Disciple Wang Xiu asking to have his doubt resolved concerning certain matters. Therefore, we publish his letter and our reply in this public announcement.
(An e-mail with the date of Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 6:17 PM)
From: Wang Xiu <email@example.com>
Great virtuous ones in charge of the dharma at the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters (UIWBAH), I respectfully ask you to resolve living beings’ doubt:
A person announced publicly that he is a great holy and virtuous one and will represent H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to teach the dharma. Many people are obsessed by that. There are also people such as me who became muddle-headed. What is the standard of great holy and virtuous ones? Which great holy and virtuous ones can represent H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to teach the dharma? Which people can represent H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III? UIWBAH please give us timely reply to resolve our doubt. Otherwise we will be in a very bad situation.
Separately we would like to ask, is Dharma Master Long Hui La Jian II? Is she sent by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to Hong Kong to propagate the dharma?
A Lama Disciple
Wang Xiu, with my palms held together
Cultivators of Buddhism, you always raise questions showing that you have been deceived by people. However, you have already been reminded very many times to read the public announcements but you simply do not do that. Also you do not communicate with each other to get information. We are very sorry to see that you are devolving willingly. Even if we have stated something clearly ten times, you still will not read even once to use it to distinguish what is good and what is bad. Therefore, we have to tell you now that this kind of mentality and behavior is hopeless and cannot be helped. However, to be rescued is very simple. You only need to read the public announcements to rescue yourself! It has been stated clearly in the public announcements that any master declaring himself as accomplished in a so-and-so great dharma must go through an examination. Only the grade level received from passing the examination can be regarded as true and real. You have to see his grade level and the categories and items tested to know what his identity and status are and whether he belongs to the three levels of Cultivating Virtuous One, Enhancing Virtuous One, and Embellishing Virtuous One or even higher levels of Holy and Virtuous Ones, Great Holy and Virtuous Ones, and Extremely Great Holy and Virtuous Ones.
Recently, UIWBAH already issued Public Announcement No. 20150110, which provided a relative comparison with adding 100 points in the score for each successively higher level. That was just a simple overview to let you understand the score but is not the exact definition of the scoring system. Today, we publicly give to everyone more comparative explanations to issue the exact definitions of all grade levels of Blue Button Grades 1-3 and Golden Button Grades 1-5 with the name and range of score for each grade level.
The following comparative and relative conclusions were reached based on the decision from selection made by Wang Zha Shang Zun and dharma protectors. Blue Button Grade 1 is named Cultivating Virtuous One; Blue Button Grade 2 is named Enhancing Virtuous One; and Blue Button Grade 3 is named Embellishing Virtuous One. An Embellishing Virtuous One can be called a holy and virtuous one but that does not prove that this Embellishing Virtuous One possesses the realization of an Arhat or a Bodhisattva. At Golden Button grade levels, Golden Button Grade 1 is called Holy and Virtuous One; Golden Button Grade 2 is also called Holy and Virtuous One; Golden Button Grade 3 is called Great Holy and Virtuous One or Shang Zun (the level of non-receding Bodhisattvas begins here); Golden Button Grade 4 is called Extremely Great Holy and Virtuous One; and Golden Button Grade 5 is also called Extremely Great Holy and Virtuous One. Golden Button Grade 4 corresponds to great Mahasattvas, and Golden Button Grade 5 corresponds to Bodhisattvas at the levels of universal enlightenment and wonderful enlightenment. Higher than Golden Button Grade 5 are Buddhas who are immeasurable.
The definitions of the grade levels are similar to comparing and appraising diamonds in terms of size, class, and value. Now we use points of score to explain. Each grade level has a fixed range of score points: the range of Blue Button Grade 1 is 100 to 299; the range of Blue Button Grade 2 is 300 to 899; the range of Blue Button Grade 3 is 900 to 2,699; the range of Golden Button Grade 1 is 2,700 to 8,099; the range of Golden Button Grade 2 is 8,100 to 24,299; the range of Golden Button Grade 3 is 24,300 to 72,899; the range of Golden Button Grade 4 is 72,900 to 218,699; and the score of Golden Button Grade 5 is 218,700.
Great holy and virtuous ones (Shang Zun) and extremely great holy and virtuous ones are extremely rare. According to the investigation and verification by Wang Zha Shang Zun, in the current world, there are at most several great holy and virtuous ones of Golden Button Grade 3; no more than three extremely great holy and virtuous ones of Golden Button Grade 4, and at most two extremely great holy and virtuous ones of Golden Button Grade 5. The overall relative definitions of score points and the numbers of great holy and virtuous ones and extremely great holy and virtuous ones at the corresponding grade levels were determined and verified by Wang Zha Shang Zun and dharma protectors through practicing the dharma of decision by selection. Previously, we incorrectly gave the title of Great Holy and Virtuous One to Golden Button Grade 1 (one Sun-Moon wheel) and Golden Button Grade 2 (two Sun-Moon wheels). Those grade levels should have the title of Holy and Virtuous One. UIWBAH hereby announces this errata to the public and offers our deep regret and repent.
This system of grade levels defined by UIWBAH is based on the lowest possible standard. The naming of the grade levels also gives titles indicating high positions. According to Sakyamuni Buddha’s dharma stipulation (see the Dīrgha Āgama Sutra), holy ones who transcend the world must possess three vidyas and six dharmas. If we name the grade levels by this dharma stipulation, the title of holy and virtuous one would be very hard to find in the world. Of course, a reincarnated holy one coming to the world again can be regarded as a holy person even before he/she manifests three vidyas and six dharmas, but a definitive determination can only be made through a decision by selection in the examination in the holy realm.
Wang Zha Shang Zun, who has the grade level of Golden Button Grade 3, said that ordinary holy and virtuous ones absolutely have no qualification to transmit the dharma on behalf of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III no matter who this person is. They can only transmit the dharma as themselves. Extremely great holy and virtuous ones at the level of Golden Button Grade 5 can represent H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to transmit the highest great dharmas through state practice initiations; basically all extremely great holy and virtuous ones at the level of Golden Button Grade 4 can represent H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to conduct holy inner-tantric initiations and transmit great dharmas of esoteric Buddhism and exoteric Buddhism; and great holy and virtuous ones at the level of Golden Button Grade 3 can represent H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to conduct inner-tantric initiations and transmit the corresponding dharmas of esoteric Buddhism and exoteric Buddhism. Wang Zha Shang Zun (Great Venerable) mentioned himself as an example. Due to possessing what he called an undeserved title of Golden Button Grade 3, he can represent H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to conduct inner-tantric initiations and transmit the corresponding dharmas of esoteric Buddhism and exoteric Buddhism.
Note that holy and virtuous ones at the levels of Golden Button Grade 2 and Golden Button Grade 1 absolutely do not have the qualification of representing H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to conduct initiation or transmit the dharma. However, at the levels of Golden Button Grade 2, Golden Button Grade 1, and Blue Button Grade 3, holy and virtuous ones are qualified to transmit dharmas of esoteric Buddhism and exoteric Buddhism. Doing so belongs to their work of Buddha-dharma and is within their authority of propagating Buddha-dharma.
If H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III wants to send people to transmit the dharma on His behalf, only great holy and virtuous ones and extremely great holy and virtuous ones possessing the qualification required by the dharma will be sent. The lowest level they may have is Golden Button Grade 3. Or they will be extremely great holy and virtuous ones at even higher levels. Great Venerable Wang Zha Shang Zun (Great Venerable) again used himself as an example, “I, Bhiksu Wang Zhe, absolutely do not have the qualification to represent the Buddha Master to teach the highest dharma. I simply do not know the rituals of the highest dharmas!!! Furthermore, I do not have the qualification and power of accomplishment to hold initiations of enlightenment practice and state practice!!!”
Regarding the question of whether Dharma Master Long Hui is La Jian II, the result we got from inquiry says that Dharma Master Long Hui is the reincarnation of La Jian Rinpoche. Also, she reported her plan of going to Hong Kong to transmit the dharma to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Dharma Master Long Hui told His Holiness the Buddha, “Many people in Asia were unable to come in June.”
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III asked, “Why should they come in June?”
Dharma Master Long Hui said, “Isn’t it true that people from everywhere came in June?”
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said, “I never told them to come, not even once. I already told the Office to issue a public announcement to tell them not to come, because that costs money and makes them bear the hardship and fatigue of taking the trip. I told the Office to tell them that I wouldn’t be here when they came. However, the Office did not agree, saying, ‘They come to pay respect to the Buddha. How can we not let them come to pay respect to the Buddha? We cannot commit such a sin.’ I told the Office, how can we see them taking such a trip and bear hardship and fatigue? The Office replied to me, ‘Telling us to issue a public announcement to make them not to come to pay respect to the Buddha is a consequence of causality that none of us dare take. One year we did make such a public announcement. In the end, they learned that the Buddha did not travel away during that time as stated in the announcement, causing bitterness and complaints toward our Office.”
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III again said, “We care about them. You must issue an announcement. We will tell them to come when transmitting the dharma through initiation. Do not let them take a useless trip.”
Dharma Long Hui said, “I heard that some people are unable to get a visa and cannot afford the air ticket. That is why I decided to go to Hong Kong to transmit the Dharma of Amitabha Buddha to them.”
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III said, “Then, you go!” This is the entire process.
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III did not send her to go there.
Separately, we hereby notify everyone that every dharma-listening center has to set up an email address, to receive public announcements. If your master does not allow you to set up an email address, it means that master has ulterior motives that cannot be known to people and may even belong to the same category of swindlers and evil masters described earlier. You should immediately leave such a master and choose a good master!!! Otherwise we will not receive you in the future!!! Please send your email address to UIWBAH, so we can make arrangement for dharma transmission and initiation.
United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters
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September 9, 2015