‘EXPANDING SMILE OF A FEROCIOUS TIGER’ LOSAR GREETINGS BY 17th KARMAPA and NEW ARTWORK

Original artwork and Losar 2149 Verse by 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, see here: https://kagyuoffice.org/losar-tashi-delek/

‘ཚེ་ནོར་ལོངས་སྤྱོད་རླབས་ཕྲེང་འཕྲོ་བའི། །
May life, wealth and resources flow wave after wave!
བསོད་ནམས་ཆུ་བོ་དྲག་ཏུ་བབས་པའི་ངོགས། །
Merit descend like a slope’s rapid current!
དབང་ཐང་ འཛུམ་དྲུག་རྒྱས་པའི་དམར་ཡག་སྟག །
Power and dominion expand like the smile* of a ferocious tiger!
དེང་འདིར་ཁྱོད་ཀྱི་གྲོགས་སུ་རྩེན་གྱུར་ཅིག ། །
Right here and now, may you become a frolicking playmate!

For the Tibetan New Year of the Water-Tiger, the Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje himself, wishes all natives and foreigners, relatives old and young, abundant auspiciousness!’

The 17th Karmapa has composed many artworks of varying styles and is a highly skilled artist

On 3rd March 2022, for the new Tibetan Water-Tiger year 2149, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, published a Losar verse and new exquisite line painting of great skill and delicacy with the eyes in particular as fierce and intense, but also with a lovely humility there! As there was no English translation published with it, I translated it ‘very quickly’ like a rapid stream (in half an hour) into English. Apologies for any errors! 😁

Music? Eye of the Tiger by Survivor (https://youtu.be/zRHzWrWIXog). For more artworks by the 17th Karmapa, see here.

Translated by Adele Tomlin, 3rd March 2022.

*The Tibetan here says ‘dzum drug, which literally means smiling six, as a guess and assuming this means the six front teeth of a tiger. If anyone knows different please let me know! 

2 thoughts on “‘EXPANDING SMILE OF A FEROCIOUS TIGER’ LOSAR GREETINGS BY 17th KARMAPA and NEW ARTWORK

  1. Happy New Year. May the tiger roar as far as the limitless sky and throughout the six realms for the Buddha Dharma to be heard loud and clear and may the four boundless thoughts of bodhicitta preval🧘🏼‍♀️📿🏹🦦

    Le ven. 4 mars 2022 06:39, Dakini Translations and Publications མཁའ་འགྲོ་མའི་ལོ་ཙཱ་བའི་འགྱུར་དང་འགྲེམས་སྤེལ། a écrit :

    > Dakini Translations posted: ” Original artwork and Losar 2149 Verse by > 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, see here: > https://kagyuoffice.org/losar-tashi-delek/ > ‘ཚེ་ནོར་ལོངས་སྤྱོད་རླབས་ཕྲེང་འཕྲོ་བའི། །May life, wealth and resources flow > wave after wave!བསོད་ནམས་ཆུ་བོ་དྲག་ཏུ་བབས་པའི་” >

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