Tuesday, January 01, 2008

No reincarnation without permission

In The Quiet Heroes of Tibet - The New York Review of Books Pankaj Mishra reports that
In August this year, the officially atheist Chinese regime passed legislation effectively banning Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnation without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which stimulates the procedures for rebirth, is "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation."

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