Nyingma and Sarma students alike revered him and his renown spread farand wide in all directions. Many monasteries and Dharma communitiesvenerated him. The Omniscient Ling Lama lived to the age of seventy-eight. On the tenthday of the winter month Gundawara in the Male Wood Horse Year (1954-1955), without even the slightest sign of illness or pain, he sat up, looked outwith the gaze of Dharmakaya, placed his hands on his knees in the mudra of “resting mind at ease in its true nature” and gazing penetratingly straightahead, merged in non-dual absorption with the luminosity – the basic spaceof Dharmakaya.An elaborate cremation ceremony was conducted by Traling monastery and joined by the general community of students. The Lord Lama’s relics andremains were offered in a ritual fire and all prayed intensely and diligently forhis swift return. Tongza Khenpo Tashi Gyatso, Lama Ewam, and LamaNgawang Rabgye took their seats as surrogate throne-holders, overseeingthe Lamas, monks, disciples and rest of the sangha. They asked KathokShaktrul Pema Trinley Gyatso if Ling Lama's reincarnation had taken birthyet, and if so, earnestly requested that he find the reincarnation and confirmhim. Due to the profound interconnection between Shaktrul Rinpoche andhis mother monastery, he took personal responsibility for finding Ling Lama’s Tulku and revealed a prophesy
that indicated the Tulku’s birthplace:
In the magnetizing power-region [i.e. the western direction] of Tashi Ch
denLing,Two and a half days’ distance by horseback,To the skilful means half named Norbu, And the wisdom half Sogpo Za,In the kingdom of Archung in Golok,In the Year of the Sheep, the child will come to the illuminating Nyen clan[here, illuminating is a code-word for the father, or male aspect].This amazing, incredible NirmanakayaWill emerge as the custodian of the Nyingthig Teachings.
Just as the prophesy indicated, six months after the Lord Lama passed on tothe pure land, during the holy month of Saka Dawa in the Year of the WoodSheep (1955-1956), seeing the auspicious interdependence of the year andthis union of skillful means and wisdom, the Lord Lama entered his mother’swomb as if entering an immeasurable deity-palace. Then, on the tenth dayof the Year of the Fire Monkey (1956-1957 – the thirtieth anniversary of the1
Tulku Karzang has overheard many times from Lamas who were there such as Khenpo Panchen Dawathat Shaktrul Rinpoche received this prophecy poem directly from Ekajati.