China on Dalai Lama election: China has once again turned a blind eye to the election of Tibetan religious leader Dalai Lama. On Friday (November 10), China has said that any successor to the current 88-year-old Dalai Lama should be chosen from within the Chinese border and for this it is necessary to take China’s permission.
The Chinese government has said in a white paper that all the incarnated Buddhas living in Tibet, including the Dalai Lama and Panchen Rinpoche, will have to find a successor from within China’s borders. According to tradition, the decision will be taken by drawing a lottery from the golden urn and before this, the permission of the Chinese government will be mandatory.
Mentioned about the infrastructure built on the Indian border
Referring to the infrastructure built on India’s border in its white paper, China has said that Tibet is going to become a gateway to South Asia with rail and road connectivity through Nepal. The part which China is calling Tibet is Arunachal Pradesh of India. China calls Tibet Shijang.
China elects Dalai Lama separately
Let us tell you that Tibetan religious leader Dalai Lama is also elected by China at its own level. Although his acceptance is not very widespread in the Buddhist sect. The current Panchen Lama has not gained wide acceptance in Tibet. He is the number-2 spiritual leader who was appointed by China after ousting the Dalai Lama’s nominated successor. According to the white paper, “Religious activities are being carried out in a systematic manner. The region currently has more than 1,700 sites for Tibetan Buddhist activities, about 46,000 Buddhist monks, four mosques and 12,000 native Muslims and one Catholic church with more than 7,000 followers of the religion.
Lama means Guru
Let us tell you that Lama means Guru in Tibetan. The election of the Dalai Lama is a very complex process. The current Dalai Lama gives hints about his next birth before leaving his body. Those signs are looked for in children born around 9 months after they leave the body. After that the belongings of the present Dalai Lama are identified. The child who recognizes those things is brought and trained in a Buddhist monastery.
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