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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa’s message regarding the passing of Shivakumara Swamiji

January 21, 2019

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message following the passing today of Shivakumara Swamiji.

The passing in this life of the esteemed Hindu leader Dr Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddhaganga Mutt is a great loss for the spiritual wealth of India.

While I never had the opportunity to meet with Shivakumara Swamiji, his lifelong service to helping people, particularly those who are most vulnerable, is an inspiring example for spiritual practitioners of all traditions.

In Buddhism, we pray for a long life not because we simply want to survive. We pray for longevity in order to benefit sentient beings. May we all follow the example of Shivakumara Swamiji.