Sunday, January 6, 2013

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
 
Dedicated to His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
and to the flourishing of the true and pure Buddhadharma.
May our minds be free of doubt and confusion, free of ignorance and suffering.
May we always be able to discern kindness from harm, and choose kindness.


 The Technology of the Heart

The 17th Karmapa's Dream Flag

 
 His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's USA visit 2011
Official Welcoming Ceremony, New York City

North American Seat of the Karmapa
Woodstock, New York

H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama & H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Thrangu Rinpoche, H.H. the 17th Karmapa's Tutor
speaking on the authenticity of the recognition of 
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

English translated from the Chinese:

First, generally speaking, we can say that most young people, especially what Westerners refer to as teenagers, at the time when His Holiness was at that age... 
In general, when we talk about teenagers, they're always a little impetuous or can always make some mistakes. 
But we can very easily sense His Holiness the Karmapa's very natural great compassion and a kind of dignity, unlike ordinary beings. 
One can especially feel His Holiness' heartfelt aspiration to benefit all sentient beings. 
He is always thinking how to benefit all sentient beings and to promote the precious teachings of the Buddhadharma. 
In this sense, it's really very incredible, at such a young age.
So, in fact, we can really very easily feel the power of His Holiness' virtue, his great compassion and strong aspiration.
This is something we can all personally feel ourselves. 
In the unique perspective that comes from the Tibetan tradition, we say that His Holiness the Karmapa, in his previous life, was also the 16th reincarnation.
At the time the [16th] Karmapa entered parinirvana, he also clearly left a prophetic letter regarding this reincarnation, that stated who the parents of the next reincarnation would be.
Therefore, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa is the very authentic reincarnation, who took rebirth among human beings.
Therefore, we can say that this distinguished tradition of the Karmapas, down to the 17th reincarnation today, is a very pure reincarnation lineage. 
Moreover, His Holiness has constantly returned, for the benefit of all sentient beings.
From this reincarnation of His Holiness, we can see, from childhood, that many of his thoughts and ideas are very different from ordinary beings. It's incredible. 
Rinpoche has a very deep feeling, a feeling that many of the things that His Holiness has done and many of his ideas are His Holiness the 16th Karmapa's. 
Moreover, his aspiration is for the Buddhadharma, for the benefit of all sentient beings, and the compassionate wish to relieve suffering.

May His Holiness the Dala Lama, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa and all the precious teachers of Tibet have long life, good health and the realization of all their holy and precious wishes.
May His Holiness the Dalai Lama return quickly to Tibet, may the Buddhadharma flourish in Tibet, 
may the Tibetan people be free.
May peace reign throughout the world.

Updated Apr 3, 2014:
More than 114 Tibetans have self-immolated for the return of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan freedom.
Please see what you can do: http://www.SolidaritywithTibet.org/outreach

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