The teachings given by His Holiness
the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Every year His Holiness Karmapa will give many teachings, which will be recorded by different people. Herewith we publish His Holiness's teachings which are recorded by
Ani Jampa.

Great thanks to Ani Jampa, without her hard work, we could not read these precious teachings by His Holiness and also great thanks to Dorophy Tam, without her recommendation, we could not read it either. Dorophy Tam also contribute her time to translate these teachings into Chinese. We sincerely hope that you could benefit from these great teachings.

His Holiness Karmapa's Public Talk
17 May 2006

Recorded by Ani Jampa
Recommenced to KKCW by Dorophy Tam

All copyrights@Kagyu Office of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

We have just now started by receiving the oral transmission of the practice of Arya Avalokiteshvara and the six seed syllable, OM MANI PEDME HUNG.

Firstly, it is very important for all of us to introspect into our own minds. All phenomena are external but involve the mind. You should check your mind and if there is any change. The mind has an inherent capacity to check and see it what's happening in the mind is proper or not.

There are many individuals here and we all depend upon one another. Everyone is like a teacher for us, helping us to change on minds. One individual's effect can help us to change our attitude.

Generally, when we encounter differences and problems, different kinds of emotions and feelings arise, such as aggression. Aggression gives us a great deal of suffering for our own mind. Sometimes it is hard to find an antidote immediately and we become incapable of finding power over our own mind. If you are not practitioner then it's even more difficult to transform the negative emotions.

You should set some time aside if you don't have the power to overcome your negative emotions. These days there are many ways to overcome them. There are many different religions and masters who teach various ways to overcome the negative emotions. You can utilize these different methods, the teachings of other scriptures and your friends. If anger arises then use these different methods to reduce effect of the negativity. Some people can instantly overcome their negativities but most of us have work within our own capacity.

I suggest you study, recite the scriptures, pray, chant and utilize whatever self-help techniques you know in order to reduce yours and others negativities.

Karma Kagyu Cyber World   22-May-2006