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| 2/14/2008 11:46:52 AM

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.)

4/13/2008 8:46:45 PM

Mongol ruled china.Mongol and Tibet completely different nation from chinese. Chinese have no idea what is mongol & tibet culture and value.

2/19/2008 3:14:56 PM

Dear Blue Sky, At this point we are splitting historical hairs. Chinese has come in modern terms to mean anything from the region that is China, including all it's ethnic subgroups, and formerly separate nations that have now been subsumed by the PRC. If one were to want to get as specific as you are being, the only truly "Chinese" dynasty would be the Chin dynasty, from where the English got their word for the region: "China." However, this makes for much confusion given that people today use the word China to apply to the whole area. Finally, regardless of any of this,it really matters not which dynasty the Dalai Lama negotiated with to consolidate his control of central Tibet, only that what happened as a result was to set a very dangerous historical precedent. Any time political considerations are held up above the freedom of other lineages to practice the dharma, very negative karma is created. The communist chinese are creating very bad karmas as well, I do not deny this. Changchub

Blue Sky_2
2/18/2008 11:10:13 PM

Changchub la, I don't agree with "All dynasties in China are....have been Chinese dynasties". Yuan and Qin Dynasty is not Chinese dynasty. Mongolians and Manchus are not ethnic sub-group. Indeed they are DIFFERENT NATION. Whole issue of claim over Tibet comes from Yuan rule over Tibet. China occupied, liberated in their language, Tibet, Southern Mongolia and Uigar.

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