I’m betting on the Karmapa, but who knows?
Revered by Tibetan Buddhists as their spiritual leader, but loathed by China as a troublemaking separatist, the Dalai Lama smiled and waved to supporters as he left a hospital in India on Monday after being treated for four days for a stomach ailment.
But questions about the mortality of a man who supporters believe is actually the latest reincarnation of a long line of enlightened masters are now being raised.
There are also questions about who will succeed him as head of Tibet’s government-in-exile, as well as the future of the Himalayan region itself. …