Reincarnation Up for a Vote?

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Elucidating earlier comments, the Dalai Lama said yesterday that the next Dalai Lama, traditionally “chosen” by reincarnation, could be democratically elected. The move is an apparent bid to keep China from appointing a lackey as his successor. For centuries, the search for the reincarnation of religious leaders, known as lamas – including the Dalai Lama, […]

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