His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogen Trinley Dorje told at an event in New York that the Tibetans should act so that His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is now older is happy, comfortable, and not disturbed by what is happening in their society. The young Tibetan spiritual leader gave a longevity empowerment to around 12,000 devotees in the American city.
Gyalwang Karmapa on completing the empowerment teaching, spoke to the Tibetan community reminding how fortunate they are in having a leader like His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
“He reminded the Tibetans how fortunate they were to have His Holiness the Dalai Lama as their leader. There are more refugees in the world than just the Tibetans, he noted, and some are poorer, but no other group is so fortunate as to have a guide like the Dalai Lama and that should give the Tibetans courage and happiness. A society is made up of many individuals with different viewpoints and preferences, so there is a need for a universal leader like him who can bring everyone together.” said the official report in the official website of the Karmapa’s office.
In that regard, the Karmapa informed the gathering that just as the incredible leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the followers must also comply to his guidelines. He requested the gathering to take responsibility in not creating a Tibetan society which would disturb His Holiness at such a high age.
“The Karmapa also noted that people place their hope and trust in the Dalai Lama, yet it is very important that they also take responsibility to carry out his advice. He has reached an old age and recognizing how precious he is, Tibetans should act so that he is happy, comfortable, and not disturbed by what is happening in their society.” the report added.
The Karmapa complete the event by calling for unity among Tibetans leaving aside internal regionalism and think of Tibet as an undivided country! The young Tibetan spiritual leader made his first public appearance in several months in New York on Sunday where he also paid his greetings for the coming Tibetan New Year.