China has no business in reincarnation system: Tibetan PM-in-exile
Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has condemned the Chinese government’s spiritual cataloguing system, while terming it an attempt to control the reincarnation system of monks in Tibetan Buddhism.
Highlighting China’s track record of destroying 98 percent of monasteries and nunneries in Tibet as well as disrobing monks and putting them behind bars, Sangay said the Chinese government, Communist Party of China in particular, has no business in interfering in the reincarnation system.
The Chinese government recently launched an online database of legal living Buddhas to counter fake living Buddhas that were using donations to support pro-independence activities in Tibet, which Tibetans view as a broader struggle to control the legacy of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
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