His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje wished to publicly present his son, named Touktse (litt. “the son of the heart”), to friends and disciples in France. This ceremony took place on October 8that the great temple of Kundröl Ling, in Bost (Auvergne), and a few hundred people were able to participate. Having been organized in a very short time, we did not have time to announce this event to everyone.
On this occasion, during a very brief audience that we had with the Karmapa to present offerings from Montchardon and from Lama Teunsang, the Karmapa recalled the message he had sent to us on August 13th, the day Lama Teunsang was in resuscitation with his vital prognosis engaged, following a hemorrhagic complication. At the time, we had contacted the Karmapa to ask him if we could do anything more to help Lama Teunsang, while Green Tara practices were about to start in Montchardon and elsewhere. The Karmapa’s response was edifying. The moment was so critical that we decided not to share this message, which could have been interpreted in a dramatic way, in order not to increase everyone’s concern.
Now that all danger has subsided, the message of the Karmapa takes on an exceptional dimension and His Holiness insisted that it be sent to all, explaining himself that “every word that I used, I have thought and reflected on it, and I wish it to be translated correctly and widely spread so that it is known to all”.
So here is the message as it was sent to us on the 13th of August.
«There isn’t much to do I’m afraid. Today is astrologically not very favorable. If he survives this evening it may be favorable. (Editor’s note: this passage concerns the situation on August 13th)
The friends and students of Lama should instead focus on the courage he expressed for our lineage.
He will be fine whether he is able to fight this or not.
But it’s his friends’ and students’ undivided single-focused courage that will honor him.
Do not let drama ruin his legacy.
Life and death is part of life and he knows it only too well.
He is not afraid.
But honoring him would fulfill his wishes.
Otherwise it would be a great pity if you can’t keep the flame of courage.
I’ll be watching
With both my eyes
He is a MILAREPA of our time
No degree nor diploma are needed to recognize him.»
Message from His Holiness the 17thKarmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje, regarding Lama Teunsang, on August 13th, 2019.