Okay, enough with the silliness.

Or not.

The Chinese government has decreed that - get this - they have officially banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission.

I can't make this stuff up, folks.

Well, I actually could, but that's beside the point. Resuming...

They went so far as to draft official procedures by which one could apply for permission to reincarnate on the material plane in the future. It sounds daffy, but scholars of the Buddhist path have said that this could be a move on the part of the Chinese regeime (which doesn't much like religion of any kind, not just Buddhism …

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