The next Dalai Lama:

Young monks in line for a little walk around Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala. August 8, 2022, Photo by Sonsnow

China has no moral rights and political authority to choose the next Dalai Lama. China has constantly been portraying him as an enemy of the Chinese people, “A Wolf in Monk’s Robes” and blamed him for instigating Self-immolation and separatist activities inside Tibet with baseless allegations and accusations. Still, CCP is interested in choosing his reincarnation. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is widely known as a beacon of peace and a living example of an enlightened being who can practice love and compassion to such an extent that he treats his enemy as his friend. But China continues to accuse him of engaging in anti-china activities in exile and attempting to split China. Ironically, it is a worldwide known fact that he has been advocating for genuine autonomy within the framework of the Chinese constitution.

In fact, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has made it crystal clear in his statement made on September 24, 2011, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama said “As far back as 1969, I made clear that concerned people should decide whether the Dalai Lama’s reincarnations should continue in the future”. He further stated that “When I am about ninety I will consult the high Lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, the Tibetan public, and other concerned people who follow Tibetan Buddhism, and re-evaluate whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not. On that basis, we will take a decision”

Therefore, China has no moral right and political authority to get involved in choosing the next Dalai Lama.

10 thoughts on “The next Dalai Lama:

  1. I wish for a positive outcome that supports the ancient culture and spiritual beliefs of the Tibetan people. I trust the Dalai Lama and his advisors will choose the next step well.

  2. It’s my understanding that the Tibetan people have an ancient system for finding the next Dalai Lama ~ one which, though the Western mind finds it incredible, has actually never failed to work as taught ~ but that the Pancha Lama, who administrates the search for each generation, has disappeared in ours. Is this correct?

    1. The 11th Panchen Lama was abducted by the Chinese authoritarian regime and disappeared at the age of six, and his whereabouts is still unknown to Tibetans and the rest of the world. Yes, there were times where the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama recognize each other’s reincarnation, but the process wasn’t common to all.

      1. Ah. Thank you for clarifying. Six years old. One horrible tragedy among so many which human beings feel they must heap upon one another.

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