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Old 10-17-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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So now the Chinese are even regulating reincarnations. What do they do, kick the soul back to nirvana until the paperwork is correct?

Dalai Lama Says His Successor Could be Chosen by Unorthodox Method

"The Dalai Lama says his successor could be chosen among a group of senior monks, rather than through the centuries-old tradition of reincarnation. In an interview with VOA, the Tibetan spiritual leader said his successor could be chosen like the Pope, or he may decide to declare his own successor while he is still alive.

Chinese authorities issued a new regulation in July 2007 that requires all reincarnations - including the Dalai Lama - to be approved by the government."

VOA News - Dalai Lama Says His Successor Could be Chosen by Unorthodox Method
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it is difficult for western minds to grasp how a buddhist might consider reincarnation especially in light of the concept of Anatta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

i've heard it described as a candle lighting a candle. the flame passes from one to the other but clearly the one candle is not the other.
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it is difficult for western minds to grasp how a buddhist might consider reincarnation especially in light of the concept of Anatta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

i've heard it described as a candle lighting a candle. the flame passes from one to the other but clearly the one candle is not the other.
Thanks for the illumination. Sounds like a tree falling in the forest when no one's there. Whatever it is, it ain't allowed no more. Somehow I think this has to be a propaganda setup by the VOA, it just sounds too strange.
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