Chinese Government says the Dalai Lama needs permission to be reborn.

@Tetchie (2933)
Australia
August 9, 2007 8:07pm CST
China is attempting to stamp out the light of Buddhism in Tibet, that's not news. But how powerful does it think it is if it can prevent reincarnation? This is a small exerpt from an article that is a must read. "A 14-part regulation was issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs and it's aim is to limit the influence of Tibet’s exiled god-king, the Dalai Lama, and at preventing the re-incarnation of the 72-year-old monk without approval from Beijing. The Chinese Government is attempting to eliminate the identification of any new living Buddha and of course in the process totally tighten it's hold over Tibet." http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article2194682.ece What next?
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@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
9 Nov 08
The process will go on and the movement will go underground. But it will continue, like the early Christians in Rome or the B'hai in Iran and the Israelis in Palestine.
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
9 Nov 08
I suppose no-one can keep a good reincarnation from happening!
• United States
7 Nov 08
Absolutely absurd! Firstly, if they are trying to stamp out Buddhism and deny its truth or importance, than they are saying that reincarnation does not exist. Therefore, why would it matter to them if some "wacko" thought he would be reincarnated or not? Secondly, if they accept Buddhism as the true and correct path, then they *know* that no one wields power over karma or the universe. It's like ordering nature around! Silly, silly, silly. And yes, I'm sure the Dalai Lama is quietly chuckling at their arrogance as well.
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@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
8 Nov 08
Silly, silly, silly. Definitely. It's interesting when you start to understand universal principles just how silly it is.
@mummymo (23707)
14 Aug 07
Wow - sorry but this one has left me almost speechless sweety! I would like to see them stopping him! xxxx
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
15 Aug 07
Hi mummymo, yes it is hard for me to swallow. I ponder on it deeply in regard to the power that the Chinese government wants to wield, such arrogance. It eats at the very depths of freedom of choice.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
10 Aug 07
Well this is nice now that china things that it has the power to influance nature..lol. This is unbelievable, i realy do not know how to react to what is written here, if to cry or laugh. But it is clear to me that china does not have the power to rule nature.
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
It certainly shows an arrogance above any I've witnessed, to think their power will influence the afterlife!
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
Dalai Lama is one of my live Buddha. I read a lot book of him, and it's amazing of what he teach us about life, happiness, joy.... I hope that China and Tibet can improve their relationship. Both countries are Buddism country, so why they have to fight each other. It's only about politic, nothing relate to buddhism. Dalai Lama just an excuse for them to raise the problems.
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
Yes that article is purely political. Perhaps the Dalai Lama is quietly chuckling at the absurdity of the Chinese Government's request.
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
24 May 09
The Chinese government has always has such audacity but to think they can control the spirit of a man is altogether a different matter. They will not succeed.
• India
23 May 09
i dont think it is within the power of chinese government to even know who the next dalai lama is. it shows how frustrated is china with the present dalai lama. for them every dalai lama is like a parallel chinese government which has acceptance all over the world. that is like a slap on chinese govrnments face. whether re-incarnation can be prevented is debatable. in my view, its impossible to stop it. china may rule of the physical territory, but the powerful heart of people cannot be subdued.