[Buddha-l] Prediction of the Karmapa in the Lankavatara

Wong Weng Fai wongwf at comp.nus.edu.sg
Sat Apr 26 10:04:44 MDT 2008

According to one Karmapa site (also mentioned in the Wikipedia entry),

"The following prophecies were compiled by Rinchen Palzang and appear in 
his work entitled The All-Illuminating Mirror: An Index of Tsurphu 

>From the Samadhiraja Sutra (The King of Samadhi Sutra):

Two thousand years after my passing,
The teachings will spread in the land of the red-faced ones,
Who will be the disciples of Avalokita.
[At that time,] the bodhisattva Simhanada, known as "Karmapa", will 
Possessing mastery over samadhi, he will tame beings
And establish them in bliss through seeing, hearing, recalling and 

>From the Lankavatara Sutra (Descent Into Lanka Sutra):

Wearing monastic robes and a black crown,
He will perform unceasing benefit for beings
Until the teachings of one thousand buddhas disappear."

Any pointers to the verse in which the prophecy appeared? Esp. interested 
in the Lankavatara one.



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