Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Sky Dragon's Profound Roar

Organizers of the Karmapa In America '08 tour received word yesterday that His Holiness Karmapa landed safely in Delhi, India. Dekila Chungyalpa captured this beautiful image of His Holiness aboard an airplane en route to Newark International Airport from Seattle (click on photo to enlarge):

His Holiness Karmapa en route from Seattle
to Newark, June 2, 2008. Photographer:
Dekila Chungyalpa. Copyright 2008 by Karmapa

Up in the sky's expanse, true being, unborn, forever pure
Beautiful is the world below me—how many colors do I see?
But when I look, I can't find anything that's born or has a root
So the time has come to meditate on true reality, of ego-clinging free.

-- Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, "The Sky Dragon's Profound Roar"
Blog reader Luyen posted this comment that summarizes the feelings and aspirations of so many whose lives were deeply touched and transformed by the Karmapa's first visit to America:
So rare a thing it is to have a being dedicated solely to the happiness of others, touch the hearts of so many in such a profound way...

Your teachings were profound and your aspirations long lasting, I pray that you will return soon, as it's clear that everyone will benefit.

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