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Monday, March 12, 2018

A bizarre dispute involving the Dalai Lama and the Chinese Communist Party has broken out at China's annual meeting of parliament. Tibetan Buddhists believe the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. But the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has suggested he will not be reincarnated when he dies, prompting atheists of the Communist party to demand the tradition must continue. The message was conveyed at a meeting on the sidelines of the China's National People's Congress in Beijing. The head of Tibet's regional congress, Padma Choling, said that the Dalai Lama has to return, just as he has done for generations. "Whether [the Dalai Lama] wants to cease reincarnation or not ... this decision is not up to him," Padma said. "When he became the 14th Dalai Lama, it was not his decision.





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Oh go to hell the Government of China

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-03-12 03:56 AM | Reply

This is what you get when you mix government with religion. Take not Evangelical anti-American know nothings.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-12 06:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Tibetan monks in western China drive BMW's and carry rhinestone bedazzled cell phones.

I've also seen them gang up and beat people around the temple. They don't play.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-12 10:50 AM | Reply

As long as his holiness avoids vajazzling, he should be OK.

#4 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-03-12 11:41 AM | Reply

So... there will be 2 Dalai Lamas. The State sponsored official Dalai Lama and the outlaw genuine Dalai Lama. Geez. Doesn't totalitarianism and authoritarianism make you dizzy?

#5 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-03-12 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"carry rhinestone bedazzled cell phones"

You are jealous of the most hilarious things. Send me your phone and I will have a dance-mom friend take care of the bedazzling.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-03-12 01:57 PM | Reply

#5, they already have a similar situation with the two Karmapas. I got hissed at once by some Buddhists just for asking about it.


#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-03-12 02:02 PM | Reply

Here's the issue - things are a bit rusty and the whole thing is crazy. The government must approve of the Lamas - it has been that way a very long time which is interesting in itself. The reincarnated Dalai Lama is "found" by the High Lamas and the Panchen Lama plays a key role. Panchen Lama is second only to the Dalai Lama and without the Panchen Lama the Dalai Lama can not be found is my understanding.

Much the same goes for the Panchen Lama who is supposed to be found by the Dalai Lama. The current Dalai Lama found a Tibetan boy to be the Panchen Lama. He was rejected by the Chinese government naturally who picked a different boy from several. The Dalai Lama's pick has since been disappeared with his family leaving only the State's "Panchen Lama" who is without doubt a pawn. The Chinese government or their pawn picking the next Dalai Lama will almost certainly cause unrest in Tibet.

Note - I don't buy into all this but I find this stuff interesting.

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-03-12 04:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I have had the pleasure of seeing the Dalai Lama at two of his many visits to Madison. The Deer Park Buddhist Center is the site of the Kalachakra initiation given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1981, the first such initiation bestowed in the West. The stupa, located behind the temple and built by members of the Deer Park community, was dedicated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1989. I am not a Buddhist but I am a fan. The man certainly has a rare wisdom.

#9 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-03-12 05:25 PM | Reply

Take not Evangelical anti-American know nothings.

#2 | Posted by danni

I notice you never include Islam. Liberals never do.

#10 | Posted by boaz at 2018-03-12 08:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1



I notice you never include Islam. Liberals never do.

#10 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-03-12 08:33 PM | FLAG:

The secret is that liberals as a class outsource their remnant Islamophobia to you. You are Islamophobic enough for the whole lot of them.

#11 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-03-12 08:44 PM | Reply

I've seen 'The Golden Child' 3 times

#12 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-03-12 11:27 PM | Reply

I notice you never include Islam. Liberals never do.

to be liberal you need to be consistent and with that in mind let me heap a liberal dose of disgust on islam. islam is cancer that could be adjudged as benign as a mole or lethal as a stage 4 jihadist. all infected. no muslims, that'd be good. no christians, that'd be good too.

#13 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-03-12 11:38 PM | Reply

Two dalai lamas, father son and holy ghost?
Some people will believe anything.

#14 | Posted by bored at 2018-03-13 11:14 AM | Reply

I notice you never include Islam. Liberals never do.

#10 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-03-12 08:33 PM | REPLY | NEWSWORTHY 1

so you're a liberal now?

#15 | Posted by cjk85 at 2018-03-13 11:29 AM | Reply

Two dalai lamas
Some people will believe anything.


A young lama pimp....starts out with just 2 dalais workin' the stroll

#16 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-03-13 11:57 AM | Reply

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