Thursday, August 23, 2007

China to regulate reincarnation

"Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders. The 14-part regulation issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs is aimed at limiting 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." -Timesonline

1 comment:

simi said...

This is funny:

Assuming that there is reincarnation, then the person who is the reincarnation of buddha would be there anyway, no government would have a say in who that person is.

The only thing they can prevent is that this person gets recognized officially in a ceremony they attend...

So why when you don't believe in that religion would you care? It's all about power...