China says successor chosen by Dalai Lama is Illegal

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  1. Daredevil

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    Successor chosen by Dalai Lama 'illegal': China

    AFP | Sep 26, 2011, 01.52PM IST

    BEIJING: China said on Monday that any successor chosen by the Dalai Lama would be "illegal" after the Tibetan spiritual leader announced that he, and not Beijing, would decide whether he should be reincarnated.

    The Dalai Lama, who is 76, said on Saturday he would decide when he was "about 90" whether he should be reincarnated, in consultation with other monks, and that China should have no say in the matter.

    Under Tibetan tradition, monks identify a young boy who shows signs he is a reincarnation of a late leader, but many predict China will simply appoint its own successor to the Dalai Lama.

    "China adopts a policy of religious freedom which includes respecting and protecting the form of succession of Tibetan Buddhism," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told journalists at a briefing. :pound: :lol:

    "The title of Dalai Lama is conferred by the central government and is illegal otherwise.

    "There is a complete set of religious rituals and historical conventions in reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and a Dalai Lama identifying his own successor has never been the practice."
     
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  3. agentperry

    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    outrageous... how can a political party comment or enforce its thought over a religious community.
     
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    xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx Regular Member

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    Now CCP will decide who should be the next Dalai lama... A bunch of fascist Jokers...
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    If the Dalai Lama does not know about reincarnation as per the Tibetan Buddhism, I will be surprised if the Godless Communists of China would know!
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    China already claims the Dalai Lama's leadership of Tibetans is illegal, so everything he does will be illegal.
     
  7. niceguy2011

    niceguy2011 Tihar Jail Banned

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    God cannt decide any thing in the real world, only power can. LOL
     
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    Known_Unknown Devil's Advocate Stars and Ambassadors

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    LOL....is that why China's chosen Panchen Lama is the butt of jokes in Tibet? Because of China's "power"? ;)
     
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    And PRC is illegitimate.

    P.S. What is with our 5 Mao members and LOL? Are they on a permanent dose of Nitrous oxide or is it a case of pre-teen hormones?
     

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