Divinity of being simple ( The Week )

Born to lead: The Karmapa knew his destiny at seven.
By eight, he was in a monastery in Tibet receiving education.
All in a day’s work: the Karmapa at a store selling Buddhist literature and artefacts.
Karmapa Interacting with his followers.
Karmapa Pursuing his hobby-Painting.

The bowl of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, their crinkled dull gold foil gleaming like many mini suns, is hurriedly cleared away. Two tape recorders are placed on the edge of the glass. “It could turn into a Dharma talk,'' says a nun as she settles on the floor. The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, walks in a minute later and sits down, his red slippers hitting the floor. “I am very tired,'' he says with a smile. “I have no energy.” His translator, a man with more salt than pepper in his curly hair, sits beside him on the floor. The monks in the room follow suit.

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