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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 striking bodhisattva and artist, the Karmapa has mostly escaped the shut recognition of contemporary students. during this publication, 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 an immediate lineage-descendant from the 6th Shamarpa—the Karmapa’s guru—the Shamar Rinpoche stocks his particular wisdom and adventure via wide annotations and a ancient evaluation of Tibet from the 13th via 17th century. The textual content of A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The existence and occasions of the 10th Karmapa Choying Dorje is complemented via maps and colour illustrations depicting locations the place the Karmapa lived and his prolific inventive paintings, with a few item photographs being released for the 1st time.

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They asked Karmapa for permission to fight back in self-defense. He said to them, "If we are genuine followers of the Buddha, then we will never commit such acts. " Later, the government under the Fourth Shamarpa (while the king was still a minor) 11 as well as many lords, such as Lord Jaba Thripon, all said they (the attacking monks) must be punished because they had destabilized the jurisdiction or area. The waging of war by monks was disgraceful. But Karmapa forcefully stopped them (the government officials and lords), and so they were very upset.

Later, when the Fourth 19 A GOLDEN SWAN IN TURBULENT WATERS Dalai Lama's administrators found out about these poems, they selectively picked out just two verses as follow: 24 At the three cities of Zhag, Ti, Drag, where Je Choying was like a deer in the field why lock horns with him? Jowo Buddha, you know this should not happen. The earring of the ear, not as long as the measure of a half-finger, will one day extend to a length even Lord Shiva cannot reach. What to do then? Jowo Buddha, you know this should not happen.

He met the Fifth Dalai Lama. " The Mongols, in turn, conferred Mongolian titles upon the Gelug administrators. Afterwards, Gushri Khan returned to the Kokonor region where he had decimated Chogthu's army a year before. Then Gushri Khan's spies intercepted a letter to the Tsang Desi from the Chieftain of Beri who controlled the region of Kham. The letter revealed his scheme to attack the Gelugpas in response to the defeat of Chogthu. 40 THE MONGOL INVASION. 1639-1642 Mongol Invasion 1639-1642 Gushri Khan quickly responded by sending a letter to the Fifth Dalai Lama, informing him of his intent and his readiness to attack first the Beri chieftain in Kham and then the Tsang Desi.

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