the Sixteenth in the rosary of Karmapa
Before the Seventeenth, (alt. at the
end of the time
of the 16th
and at the beginning of the
time of the
An incarnation of a demon (lit. "samaya-breaker")
One with the name Na-tha (alt. "spoken
of as a relation")
Will arise in this seat, Sacho.
By the power of the person's perverted
The Karmapa lineage will be near destruction.
that time, one having true aspirations
from a previous
A heart emanation of Padmasambhava,
From the Western direction,
One with a necklace of moles, fierce
Whose mouth speaks wrathful speech,
Having dark maroon colour and eyes
This one will subdue the incarnation
the samaya breaker,
He will protect Tibet and Kham for
At that time happiness, like beholding
In Tibet this will occur, I think.
this, even if karmically virtuous
The dharma will wane downwards,
As fruit of the negative aspirations
of the demon.
It will be difficult for happiness
the center the king of the center
will be defiled
The emanation of a demon, an officer
of high rank,
Will disturb the center and destroy
the center's domain.
Many outsiders not existing before,
[Not knowing] what has arisen, will
beings of the degenerate times, will
by the demon.
Not having faith in Dharma, will become
full of suffering.
Upper, lower and middle, in all three
Blood of disturbances and arguments
From quarrels, disturbances and debates,
There will be no place of peace even
Except for this poor and busy state
There will be no place for riches
Except for these very tormented fetters,
There is no liberty.
precious ones, the three roots and
It is not that they don't have compassion.
Due to the Karma of beings and the
aspirations of the demon,
A time will arrive of a downward decrease.
At that time the Secret Lineage Dharma,
Will have more power and bring swift