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By Shamar Rinpoche

ISBN-10: 0988176203

ISBN-13: 9780988176201

The 10th Karmapa (1604–1674) lived via dramatic adjustments in Tibet, together with the increase to political supremacy of the 5th Dalai Lama and the Gelug sect following a Mongol invasion. considered as a outstanding bodhisattva and artist, the Karmapa has mostly escaped the shut awareness of recent students. during this booklet, Shamar Rinpoche, the Fourteenth Shamarpa, introduces the 10th Karmapa via his translations of the Karmapa’s autobiographical writings and an eighteenth century biography of him. As a right away lineage-descendant from the 6th Shamarpa—the Karmapa’s guru—the Shamar Rinpoche stocks his special wisdom and adventure via broad annotations and a ancient evaluate of Tibet from the 13th via 17th century. The textual content of A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The lifestyles and occasions of the 10th Karmapa Choying Dorje is complemented by means of maps and colour illustrations depicting locations the place the Karmapa lived and his prolific creative paintings, with a few item photos being released for the 1st time.

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They acted stupidly and caused disastrous consequences by their terrible actions. Gaden Thri Rinpoche Konchog Chophel (a contemporary of the Fourth Dalai Lama and chief abbot of Gaden Monastery) said they (the Fourth Dalai Lama's administrators) were small-minded attendants and he was disgusted with them. Another scholar, Kharnag Lotsa (a contemporary of the Fourth Dalai Lama) wrote in his biography of the Fourth Dalai Lama: "Then, he (the Fourth Dalai Lama) moved to Gongkar where he wanted to meet the king (the Tsang Desi), the crown prince, and Garwang Trulpe Ku (Sixth Shamarpa) to discuss how to restore peace for the whole welfare ofTibet.

Those who refused (to be searched) were beaten into compliance. Denpa Tshoched (the Dalai Lama's administrator) and Worpa Chozed conducted the body searches. They acted stupidly and caused disastrous consequences by their terrible actions. Gaden Thri Rinpoche Konchog Chophel (a contemporary of the Fourth Dalai Lama and chief abbot of Gaden Monastery) said they (the Fourth Dalai Lama's administrators) were small-minded attendants and he was disgusted with them. Another scholar, Kharnag Lotsa (a contemporary of the Fourth Dalai Lama) wrote in his biography of the Fourth Dalai Lama: "Then, he (the Fourth Dalai Lama) moved to Gongkar where he wanted to meet the king (the Tsang Desi), the crown prince, and Garwang Trulpe Ku (Sixth Shamarpa) to discuss how to restore peace for the whole welfare ofTibet.

In this context, it means the Fourth Dalai Lama, who was regarded as an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. The peak of Mount Dru Zin is the abode of Avalokiteshvara and here metaphorically alludes to the Gaden Monastery. The Fifth Dalai Lama honors the Fourth Dalai Lama by referring to him as the lotus-holder. He is not speaking of himself here because Tibetans consider each reincarnation of a master as separate and distinct. The reincarnates are not regarded as one and the same person. The poem states that the Fourth Dalai Lama humbled himself by removing his jeweled adornments, putting on a simple orange robe, and leaving Mount Dru Zin (the Gaden Monastery).

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