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Maharashtra loss of life: Karmapa’s message

July 3, 2019

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message concerning the loss of life caused by the monsoon rains in Maharashtra, India.

Dear dharma friends

At least 35 people are reported to have lost their lives in Maharashtra, India, where there has been the heaviest rainfall in more than ten years.

All over the world, news of natural and unnatural disasters fill our screens. May our hearts be filled with compassion. And may we use each of these reminders of impermanence to waste no time in seeking to benefit all sentient beings.

Please join me in praying for all of the people of Maharashtra and for all those who suffer in our world.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa