Re-translation authorized by Shamar
above translation was made and distributed
at Rumtek shortly after the letter was written
on June 17th. Subsequently, on July 18,
1992, after consultation with his advisors,
Shamar released the following revised translation.)
March 19th, 1992, at a meeting with Jamgon
Rinpoche, Gyaltsab Rinpoche and myself,
Situ Rinpoche presented a handwritten prediction
letter from his protection pouch, claiming
it was the written instructions of H. H.
the 16th Karmapa (indicating his reincarnation).
I had some doubts (about the letter's authenticity).
At this point, I rely on Situ Rinpoche (giving
me correct information about H. H. the Dalai
Lama's decision), Relying on our confidential
discussion, I go along with the decision
made by H. H. the Dalai Lama that a reincarnation
has certainly been found as reincarnation
of H. H. the Gyalwa Karmapa.
Hence, I suspend my demands such as having
the handwritten prediction letter being
subjected to a (forensic) test.
June 17th, 1992
Shamar Chokyi Lodro witnessed by Tulku Urgyen
of Anne Ekselius authorized by Kunzig Shamar