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Pulwama attack: Karmapa’s message

February 18, 2019

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message concerning the attack in Pulwama, in the district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Dear dharma friends

The suicide attack on India’s security personnel last week, which led to the death of 40 paramilitary police in Pulwama, is deeply saddening.

It is understandable that this terrible act of violence has led to increased emotions and tensions. Nevertheless, it is very important to observe our minds at this time, before saying or doing anything that could further human suffering.

We pray for the victims of this tragedy. We pray for the end of suffering and the causes of suffering.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa