Please explain why it is important to search for the incarnations of the various Buddhas in modern times? Some adjunct questions: Is it traditional for reincarnated Buddhas to announce themselves as a reincarnation of a Buddha? Or must someone else find them and confirm their Buddhahood? Where can I find lists of qualities of each Buddha in order to determine if someone is a Buddha? What are the qualities of Guru Rinpoche by which one can identify him in this age? Can an adult announce or claim he is an incarnation of a Buddha, or must this be done when the Buddha is still a child?