In a wonderfully amusing article in the New York Times, click here, the Dalai Lama has recently stated he may not reincarnate. Oh well, I will let you read;
“Party functionaries were incensed by the exiled Dalai Lama’s recent speculation that he might end his spiritual lineage and not reincarnate. That would confound the Chinese government’s plans to engineer a succession that would produce a putative 15th Dalai Lama who accepts China’s presence and policies in Tibet. Their anger welled up on Wednesday, as it had a day earlier.”
Hence, the Chinese Communist Party wishes to control all aspects of our incarnated and spirit life. I wonder what they think when they pass over?
I love what the Party said;
“Zhu Weiqun, a Communist Party official who has long dealt with Tibetan issues, told reporters in Beijing on Wednesday that the Dalai Lama had, essentially, no say over whether he was reincarnated. That was ultimately for the Chinese government to decide, he said, according to a transcript of his comments on the website of People’s Daily, the party’s main newspaper.”
It doesn’t get better than this! What is the penalty if the Dalai Lama doesn’t show up in the next life?
Actually, when governments get to this level, they are doing all of us a favor, for they demonstrate the futility of an efficient omnipresent government that directs and knows best every aspect of our life.
They have no understanding that as humans, imperfect and corruptible, governments inevitably migrate to power-hungry bureaucracies that would control our lives, just to fed their need for money and control. Only when humans attain spiritual growth and we become a planet of regeneration can we begin to trust in people who profess to serve us in a civil government.