Skip to comments.China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission before they reincarnate
Posted on 08/04/2007 8:46:01 AM PDT by jrg
Tibets living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from Chinas atheist leaders. The ban is included in new rules intended to assert Beijings authority over Tibets restive and deeply Buddhist people.
The so-called reincarnated living Buddha without government approval is illegal and invalid, according to the order, which comes into effect on September 1.
The 14-part regulation issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs is aimed at limiting the influence of Tibets exiled god-king, the Dalai Lama, and at preventing the re-incarnation of the 72-year-old monk without approval from Beijing.
It is the latest in a series of measures by the Communist authorities to tighten their grip over Tibet. Reincarnate lamas, known as tulkus, often lead religious communities and oversee the training of monks, giving them enormous influence over religious life in the Himalayan region. Anyone outside China is banned from taking part in the process of seeking and recognising a living Buddha, effectively excluding the Dalai Lama, who traditionally can play an important role in giving recognition to candidate reincarnates.
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Communists are funny sometimes. How the heck do they expect to convert the whole population to atheism while claiming to be in control of reincarnation?
Funny stuff. Atheists denying atheists the right to reincarnate.
Next Jesus’s Second Coming and the Resurrection will have to have the proper permits filled out in advance with prior approval.
-what they don’t tolerate illegal immigrants there?
“..obtain permission before they reincarnate..”
Now, that is what I call clout.
More like atheists denying heathens/pagans the right to reincarnate....................
Pagans have gods.
It’s my karma and I’ll reincarnate if I want to......../leslie Gore music.......
So don’t Bhuddists?.....
No, it’s blasphemous.
This reads like something from The Onion.
I wonder what the environmental impact statement would look like. Does the EPA have regulations concerning this???
I get it... Communism OWNS reincarnation also.. BRILLIENT!...
When government chooses your God, your government is your God.
What/who is Buddah, then? Chopped Liver?.......
In China’s legal Christian churches, they leave out Revelation in their Bibles. I guess they don’t think that Jesus will really return.
This action is proof that atheistic governments are a religion unto themselves, and act as such.
What is the difference between Hillary! and God?................God doesn’t think He’s Hillary!...........
The Buddha is a man. The original one was a man and all subsequent ones are men. Don’t know if wimmin are allowed to be the Buddha, maybe somebody can answer that one.
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