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Glossaryix
Introduction1
Part One: On Prophecies and Visions17
Introduction to Part One19
1The 5th Karmapa's Prophecies21
2On the Visions of Chokgyur Lingpa-Geshe Dawa Gyaltsen51
3On the Prophecies of the 16th Karmapa-Geshe Dawa Gyaltsen67
4Guru Rinpoche's Prediction Resurfaces83
Part Two: Clarification of History99
Introduction to Part Two101
5A Misquote of Shakabpa105
6Misrepresentation of the 6th Shamarpa111
7The 10th Karmapa Narrates115
8Grudges Did Not Lead to War123
9The Chagmo Lama131
10The 10th Shamarpa139
11Karma Chagmed149
Part Three: Karmapa's Administration at Risk 155
Introduction to Part Three157
12Malaise in Rumtek161
13Tulka Urgyen Rinpoche's Views171
14False Accusation and Failed Bribe175
15One Trustee Tricked to Resign181
16How Three Rinpoches Became KCT Trustees187
17The Dissolution of the Four Regents193
18Situ Requests meeting in 1986 197
19Shamarpa's Search Proves Promising203
20Groundless Rumblings Target Topga207
21Shamarpa Announces Karmapa Thaye Dorje's Name in 1991211
22Situ's Prediction Letter213
23Final Meeting with Jamgon217
24Roychoudhury Speaks Up221
25Discord in Sikkim225
26On the Sale of Tashi Choling229
27A Reality Check243
Part Four: The 17th Karmapa Controversy249
Introduction to Part Four251
28Topga Analyses Situ's Prediction Letter253
29On the So-called "Heart Sons" - Shamar Rinpoche275
30Praise Their Own and Denigrate Others279
31Who is Akong Tulku? - Karma Wangchuk285
32Bite the Hand that Feeds - Jigme Rinpoche293
33A Red Herring303
34Rumtek Monastery - Karma Wangchuk329
35One Vajra Crown343
36Limitless Karma - Geshe Dawa Gyaltsen355
37Delhi High Court Asks for Proof365
38The Dust Settles375
Bibliography399
Appendix A: Letters and References401
A-1Chandra Das Dictionary definition of "Natha"402
A-2Letter dated Nov 11, 2005 from Khenpo Tsering to L.Terhune403
A-3Excerpt from Tibet: A Political History, Shakabpa: page 98405
A-4Situ Rinpoche's prediction letter and M. Martin's translation406
A-5Cover of videotape distributed in Taiwan408
A-62006 letter from Rumtek Monks to Tenzing Chonyi of KTD409
A-7The 5th Dalai Lama's Hierarchy of Lamas -17th century413
A-8Chen Li-An's secret meet in Gangtok exposed in Indian Express420
A-9Letter dated July 19, 2005 from Khenpo Chodrag to M.Brown421
A-10Letter dated Jan 31, 2006 from Jigme Rinpoche to M.Brown424
A-11Letter dated Sep 19, 1983 from Jamgon Rinpoche to L.Terhune425
A-12Letter dated Sep 21, 2004 from Professor R.Thurman426
A-13Karmapa Ogyen Trinley quoted in Sikkim news - NOW!427
A-14Institution of Shamarpas absent in Karmapa the Sacred Prophecy428
A-15Letter from Akong to Chief Minister N.B. Bhandari436
A-16Letter form Shamarpa to Bhandari dated January 15, 1994437
Appendix B: Karmapa Charitable Trust Letters and Minutes on Tashi Choling441
B-1Letter dated Nov 10, 1986 from Topga to Bhutan Gov't442
B-2Karmapa Charitable Trust minutes dated May 5, 1988 - excerpts443
B-3Reply dated June 7, 1988 from Bhutan Gov't to KCT445
B-4Letter dated June 14, 1988 from Topga to Bhutan Gov't447
B-5Letter dated Jan 31, 1989 from Bhutan Gov't to KCT450
B-6Letter dated Feb 19, 1989 from T.S. Gyaltsen to Bhutan Gov't451
B-7Letter dated March 9, 1989 from Topga to Bhutan Gov't455
B-8Agreement dated June 1, 1989 between Bhutan Gov't and KCT456
B-9Karmapa Charitable Trust minutes dated April 13, 1989458
B-10Karmapa Charitable Trust minutes dated Sep 3, 1989461
Appendix C: Court Decisions and Reports on Rumtek Monastery463
C-1The Gangtok, Sikkim Court decision dated August 26, 2003464
C-2The Supreme Court decision on appeal July 5, 2004469
C-3Three bulletins on court case filed in Gangtok, Sikkim471
C-4Inventory check at Rumtek481
Appendix D: Tibetan Originals of the Prophecies483
D-1The 5th Karmapa's prophecies in Tibetan484
D-2Guru Rinpoche's Book of Predictions - excerpts487
Acknowledgements489
Index490