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Why the Dalai Lama says reincarnation might not be for him
Why the Dalai Lama says reincarnation might not be for him

Adherents of Tibetan Buddhism believe the Dalai Lama, the religion’s highest spiritual authority, has been reincarnated in an unbroken line for centuries. But the current Dalai Lama says he may be the last. In an interview with the BBC this week, the 79-year-old Nobel Peace Prize recipient said that he may not reincarnate after he dies. "There is no guarantee that some stupid Dalai Lama won't come next, who will disgrace himself or herself,” he said. “That would be very sad. So, much better that a centuries-old tradition should cease at the time of a quite popular Dalai Lama."   But what does reincarnation mean, and why would the Dalai Lama not...

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