The 14th Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Statement

Should I stay or shoud I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

The Dalai Lama‘s detailed statement on reincarnation (published on September 24) can be found on the Dalai Lama’s website in English, and a Chinese version is available on Woeser‘s blog.

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3 Comments to “The 14th Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Statement”

  1. Like Allen over at HH said:

    “In particular, I subscribe to the notion that separation of church and state means gov’t does not preach religion and religion does not play politics. I also subscribe to the notion that when government and state conflicts, it is because one (or both) is reaching into the domain of the other.

    In India, when a clash between religion and government occurs, there is equal chance that religion or government is at fault. Many times, religious people do foment political actions; but in a state like India, where many gov’t officials are religious or have support of religious people, government people also preach (or at least favor) specific religions.

    In China, when a clash between religion and government occurs, it is almost always inevitably a case of religious people overstepping into the domain of politics. It cannot be otherwise. As many have observed, the CCP is atheist. It frankly does not care about religion unless when religion plays politics. Ten million religious fanatics can let out a collective fart if they want, the gov’t would not give a damn (unless the farting is somehow about politics, I suppose). “

    There you have it. The CCP-run state is separate to the various churches because the CCP, being atheist, does not dictate how people should worship. So what’s all the fuss about JR?

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  2. In China, when a clash between religion and government occurs, it is almost always inevitably a case of religious people overstepping into the domain of politics. It cannot be otherwise.

    Foarp, if you still have discussions with the HH folk, I’m wondering about your hidden or ulterior motives – but thanks for that gem! Here’s another one: Rule on living Buddhas aids religious freedom (December 27, 2007).

    Just to reciprocate.

    And if you have further questions, don’t ask Allen. Ask Hermit instead. Too many golden vases create dangerous religious confusion.

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  3. @JR – When someone writes something like that (there is no government interference in religion in China), I really just cannot comment anymore. I actually think Allen is probably not all that bad a chap, however much I may disagree with him in other areas, but to answer actually just feels like straight-up trolling. Instead, nowadays, I just read HH and try to comment only when something easily shown by official PRC sources is involved.

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