Those Weird Chinese
The Chinese are however a bit weird. Well, not all of them perhaps, but I just read that the Chinese Government have banned Tibet’s living Buddhas from reincarnation without government permission. Apparently it is aimed at limiting the influence of the Dalai Lama of Tibet, and an attempt at preventing the re-incarnation of the 72-year-old monk without approval from Beijing.
Weird. Just really weird. Just imagine the phone call.
-Yes hello, this is China.
-Hello, this is the Dalai Lama.
-What do you want?
-I was thinking of reincarnating this weekend.
-Let me check. *On Hold Music for five seconds* Eh, no.
The food is good though.
- China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission (timesonline.co.uk)