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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Message for India’s young people on UN International Youth Day

August 12, 2015

To mark UN International Youth Day, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, gives a message to the hundreds of millions of young people in India. Karmapa explains the importance of Inner Wealth, our limitless inner reservoir of compassion and wisdom, especially in the face of material challenges.

Inner Wealth is not something foreign to you – from the moment of birth, the experience of compassion and wisdom has always been there, from the first moments in your life, from your relationships with parents, guardians or friends – these are the first things that you faced. If there is no compassion and wisdom, there is no life. You cannot survive without love. In this way, Inner Wealth is a basic human need, just like air, food, water and shelter.

Read more in Karmapa’s article in Huffington Post India.

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa