On eight day of the Water Monkey (1284) in a place Dingri Langkor in the western Tibet the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje was born. It is said that during labor the moon was rising and the kid, barely born, sat down and said:
- The moon has raised.
Small Rangjung Dorje was highly developed child. Once, when he was three years old, he was playing with friends and suddenly asked his mother to make a throne for him. When his parents built a kind of throne, the boy sat on it, put on a black hat and announced that he was Karmapa.