Umm…OK…

Just weird enough to be true (via unbossed.com and the Great Orange Satan).

China’s 2007 “Reincarnation Law”. The case of the 11th Panchen Lama raised implications for what happens upon the death and subsequent reincarnation of the current Dalai Lama (the 14th) living in exile. Apparently mindful of its previous experience with the 11th Panchen Lama, Beijing late in 2007 took steps designed to solidify its future control over the selection process of Tibetan lamas. On August 3, 2007, the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) issued a set of regulations, effective September 1, 2007, that require all Tibetan lamas wishing to reincarnate to obtain prior government approval through the submission of a “reincarnation application.” In a statement accompanying the regulations, SARA called the step “an important move to institutionalize management on reincarnation of living Buddhas.”

My next project proposal will definitely plagiarize the final bullet point above. Who wouldn’t want to make “an important move to institutionalize management on reincarnation of living Buddhas.”

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One Response to “Umm…OK…”

  1. Michael says:

    Now that’s a management process I *definitely* want to audit …!

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