His Holiness 16th Gyalwang Karmapa's Short Story about Rescuing Bhutan Princess




When His Holiness 16th Gyalwang Karmapa visits Bhutan, Bhutan's royal princess has very strong faith to Karmapa. So she prepared a lot of gifts and go to see his Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa. But they have to cross the river, the Bhutan princess including the gifts was washed away by the river... when Princess Bhutan is about to drown, she shouted: Karmapa Khyen No! "(Karmapa Khyen No means Karmapa, take heed of me! Karmapa, think of me!)

At the same time, His Holiness Karmapa suddenly poured a cup of tea and shout to his attendant said: "Hurry! Go and offer tea to Mahakala..."(There are many kinds of Mahakala. In this case, His Holiness Karmapa refers to his special protector - the Black Cloak Protector Bernagchen)
Although the attendant do not know the reason, but he take the cup of tea poured by Karmapa and offer to Mahakala, flew the Karmapa down tea rushed to Mahakala ... The attendant record down the time at that moment. According to experience, he thinks that something must have happened.

At the same time, the princess of Bhutan was pulled up by a force. A strong wind blew and pulled Princess and all people travel along with her to other side of the river, everyone is safe.

When the Princess of Bhutan met Karmapa, before the princess speaks, His Holiness Karmapa said with a smile:
"Ah ... it's really breathtaking! ... Fortunately, Mahakala action is quite fast!"


Translated by 龔詠輝

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