Aug 17

(Letter) The religious politics of reincarnation

Written by: Otto Kerner | Filed under:Analysis, culture | Tags:, ,
80 Comments » newest 2008-08-23 07:30:14

Some of the comments to a recent post show what I believe are misconceptions about the religious politics of the Dalai Lama’s putative reincarnations. One commenter writes:

Since the next reincarnation of Dalai Lama supposed to be “discovered” by the current Penchan Lama, how can a democratically reincarnated Dalai Lama have any religious legitimacy?

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