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Reincarnation? Please Sign Here.

by Staff


Tags: China, Reincarnation, Buddhism, Dalai Lama,

Buddhists intent on reincarnation had better fill out the appropriate forms. An article from the China Post has announced that reincarnation by senior Tibetan Buddhist monks, also known as “living Buddhas” is now regulated by the government of China. It’s thought that the regulation is an effort to crack down on the Dalai Lama and his supporters. Although officially an atheistic entity, the Chinese government has decreed, “The reincarnation of living Buddhas must undergo application and approval procedures.”

Bennett Gordon

(Thanks, Tricycle.)