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