Reincarnation claim of Dalai only a ‘political show’: report

Source:Global Times Published: 2016/7/25 1:13:01

The 14th Dalai Lama has put up another "political show," claiming he would reincarnate on another galaxy or planet, State media said Sunday, calling such remarks a repetitive trick to attract more attention.

In an interview with Taiwan-based news portal The Reporter, the Dalai Lama said, "my reincarnation may happen on other planets and galaxies. Maybe after several hundred million years, there will be a big bang and the whole universe will disappear. I will need to go somewhere else."

"I hope I can reincarnate in a place where there are more sufferings, not pure land. Or I reincarnate as a warrior," he said.

Calling the remarks "capricious,", a website affiliated with the Chinese government, said this is not the first time the Dalai Lama has "attracted Western media attention through his remarks on reincarnation." said the Dalai Lama claimed he would be the last Dalai Lama in 2014. In May 2015, he said it is possible that he would be reincarnated as a "mischievous" blond woman.

Citing analysts, the website noted that the Dalai Lama was putting on a "political show" through his "gaudy remarks," and it is a fig leaf for him to say continuing the reincarnation system shall be "decided by all Tibetans."

The reincarnation of the Dalai Lama has to be endorsed by the central government, instead of himself or anyone else, according to Zhu Weiqun, chairman of the Ethnic and Religious Committee under the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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