The Dalai Lama Discusses His Next Reincarnation

The following article is from the Summer, 1999 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

The Dalai Lama used the occasion of his 64th birthday to announce that he will not be reincarnated in Tibet, but in a free country outside Chinese control.

The purpose of reincarnation is to carry (on) work started by the previous life which remains unfulfilled, the Dalai Lama was quoted as telling Press Trust of India.

He also said that it was possible his successor would be chosen in a non-traditional manner, by voting among the senior priests or by seniority. Traditionally, a committee of high-ranking monks search for a replacement. ä_æ

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