The Letter of Prediction
by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa
Self-awareness is always bliss;
The dharmadhatu has no center nor edge.
From here to the north [in] the east of [the land] of snow
Is a country where divine thunder spontaneously blazes
[In] a beautiful nomad's place with the sign of a cow,
The method is Döndrub and the wisdom is Lolaga.
[Born in] the year of the one used for the earth
[With] the miraculous, far-reaching sound of the white one;
[This] is the one known as Karmapa.
His is sustained by Lord Donyö Drupa;
Being nonsectarian, he pervades all directions;
Not staying close to some and distant from others, he is the protector of all beings:
The sun of the Buddha's Dharma that benefits others always blazes.
kyi dhying, the expanse of all phenomena and equivalent to sunyata or
Translated July, 1992 in Rumtek, Sikkim by Michell Martin