Gyalwang Karmapa's Confirmation letter of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Proclamation to all faithful people whose eyes are wide open to the Dharma
This is to certify that I have recognized Drongtrül Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche as the seventh incarnation of the Dharma sovereign of Drong-ngur Tubten Shedrub Dargye Ling Monastery. From the age of thirteen, he has studied here at my seat, Rumtek Monastery, reflecting upon an ocean of scriptures. Like filling a vase to the brim, I have personally bestowed upon him empowerments, reading transmissions, and oral instructions.
In accordance with my command, the eminent Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, my root guru, has established a new institute for the Buddhadharma in the country of Nepal. For that reason, with an auspicious enthronement, I have reinstated Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche in his traditional position of a superior incarnate lama of the Kagyü lineage.
Having empowered him as an upholder of the Buddhadharma, he shall be capable of benefitting living beings and spreading the teachings. This he shall do by safekeeping and sustaining the Dharma and by means of exposition, debate and composition, in that monastery as well as in all countries worldwide. It is my deepest aspiration that this may be accomplished.
This was written by the sixteenth in the line of incarnations of the glorious Karmapas on the tenth of September, 1974, at the great monastery of Rumtek in Sikkim (India).