Saturday, August 04, 2007


China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission before they reincarnate

Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders. The ban is included in new rules intended to assert Beijing’s authority over Tibet’s 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.

What? Isn't that kind of like saying you can't go to heaven when you die?

For the first time China has given the Government the power to ensure that no new living Buddha can be identified, sounding a possible death knell to a mystical system that dates back at least as far as the 12th century.

I guess what they are trying to do is keep people from saying they are the reincarnation of (whatever, I don't know) and developing a following.

The U.N. should pass a law saying no one can have 72 virgins when they die. Nah, Everyone would ignore it anyway.

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