I just read the article about China’s new law forbidding Buddhist reincarnation, and I’m truly at loss of words for explaining my outrage. I’ve never been a fan of the Chinese government, and I’ve always felt somewhat related to the Free Tibet Campaign; I could never understand how a big country could just meddle into the internal affairs of a smaller country (not even when the USA invaded Iraq – although that was admittedly a different matter), but now I think this is it – I’ll send an urgent e-mail to my personal buddy G.W. Bush telling him to pack up his six-shoot and cowboy boots and anihilate those annoying squinted-eye chinamen politicians once and for all.
It’s obvious that such a ridicule law as one which forbids reincarnation does not necessarily maintain a belief in the transmigration of the soul. Rather, it’s just a despicable attempt to control the Tibetan struggle, by preventing the next Dalai Lama to be nominated. Sure enough, everyone has pretty much noticed the current Dalai Lama is bordering expiration; also most people are aware that the Tibetan spiritual leader is discovered through a sort of divination process. Usually there’s a sage who’s referred to as Panchen Lama, whose main role is accessing the ethereal information regarding the whereabouts of the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama.
All of this may sound rather strange when considered from our western perspective, but it’s the way things have worked in Tibet for several centuries – until the Chinese Government abducted the current Panchen Lama when he was a child. Obviously the chinese tyrants are feeling disturbed by the resilience in Faith of the Tibetan people, thus the absurd law forbidding reincarnation – what next, a law forbidding the sky of being blue? I bet those despicable politicians would taint the horizon in red, if only they could… well, it certainly looks as tough they’re trying to do it at the expense of the Tibetan people. Will the madness ever stop?