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The battle over the new Dalai Lama

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Imagine a committee of the Left parties … secretly meeting in Kolkata to select the reincarnation of the CPI-M leader.

After a couple of days, white smoke may appear above the building where they are meeting and a Vatican-style announcement made, Habemus Pappam (‘We have a new pope’ or, in this case, a new general secretary).

You may politely tell me: ‘Do not play an April fool joke on me.’

Unfortunately, it is not a joke. It has happened in China. The stage was set for the tragicomedy when, on July 13, the Communist government in Beijing decided to implement the ‘Measures on the Management of the Reincarnation of Living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism.’ … The battle over the new Dalai Lama

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

3 thoughts on “The battle over the new Dalai Lama

  1. ‘Measures on the Management of the Reincarnation of Living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism.’

    Mortal management of the reincarnation process. Dead funny.

    Yes, pun.

    It’s clear that the Chinese bureaucracy simply don’t get it.

    Ref. pun: I guess we all have to take responsibility for our actions. :p

  2. In a word, No.

    Why should they? The only country with the juice to make it happen doesn’t care enough to use it. After all, it’s just a bunch of primitive people — with no bombs and no oil — who live in a sub-alpine desert. What do they have to offer US? Spirituality?

    Hey…we’re Christians!

  3. Aaaaaaaaaaah! Another segment in the history of China imposing it willing on Tibet. Will they never give up?

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