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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa’s message for Losar 2017

February 27, 2017

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, gives this message on the occasion of Losar, Tibetan New Year:

Any new harvest has an auspicious ability that enables us to bear true joy for ourselves. Why is this the case, when we know that Losar is just another day in this world?

Quite simply, because we make it so! We make this day an auspicious one, not by fortune or chance, but by sheer will.

Every day is as insignificant as a wish-fulfilling jewel. Yes, today is just like another piece of rock. However, the wilful recognition of what that day might hold, its true potential, transforms ordinary wisdom into an extraordinary one.

May all of you harvest the potential of this special day, and in all days to come.

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Photo / Volen Evtimov

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Photo / Volen Evtimov