A Sweet Song of Unending Connection
In general, at a precise moment in time, when disciples' merit and the Lama's compassion connect with each other, the great and genuine beings will give up one emanation body and appear in another. Once again, disciples will be able to meet face to face with the supreme emanations, and to enjoy their portion of the nectar of their Lama's speech.
-- Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche,
Foreword to "His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the Fourth, EMA HO!
The Reincarnation of the Third Jamgon Kongtrul," published by Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1998, page v.