In winter morning at the fag end of the
last millennium the 14-years-old claimant as the seventeenth reincarnation of the
Karmapa ugyan Trinley Dorje, left the Land where the mind sees further than the
mountains can reach to cross the borders of he roof of the world and land in
Mcleodganj the capital of Tibetans-in-exile in Himachal Pradesh. His arrival in
India in a bid to claim the black hat and be officially recognized as the Karmapa
reincarnated has embroiled India in the bitter feud of Tibetan clergy since shamar
Rinposhe, second in the Kagyu hierarchy has already Recognition Tibet-born
Trinley Thaye Doje residing in Kalimpong as the Karmapa's reincarnation. The
next stop obviously is Rumtek which is the headquarters of the Karmapa in
Sikkim after the exile of the XVth Karmapa from Tibet.
The arrival of the lama
boy has landed India in a dilemma and the government has put a cautious foot
forword and indicated that the Karmapa will not be returned to china against his
About the Author:
He is a special correspondent with The Hindustan
Times and specializes in covering Tibetan Buddhist affairs. He has to his credit a
couple of publications, including Crescent over Kashmir: Politics of Mullaism.
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