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permission to reincarnate

2007-08-06 15:59:48.724951+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

What happens when a culture cedes that the citizens exist for the state, and not vice-versa: China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission before they reincarnate.

Of course, in the Sensible Erection thread, "benjamander" points out that:

Being a bodhisattva used to imply that you only came back to teach others to become enlightened, as a means to end all suffering and dualism.

It's not Chinese red tape that's killing Buddhism, it's Mystic Buddhism that's killing Buddhism.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-07 18:37:37.42834+00 by: ebradway

Does this mean that people living outside of China need to apply for permission in case one is reincarnated in the People's Republic?