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If Queen Elizabeth can birth an heir, why can't the Dalai Lama rebirth one?
If Queen Elizabeth can birth an heir, why can't the Dalai Lama rebirth one?

Recently, the revered and charismatic Dalai Lama told a German newspaper that there should be no more Dalai Lamas after his death. In other words, this 14th Dalai Lama, who is 79 (and has vowed to live to 113), says he will not be reincarnated as the 15th Dalai Lama. Noting his worldwide popularity, he is quoted in an interview published Sunday in Welt am Sonntag as saying, “If a weak Dalai Lama comes along, then it will disgrace the Dalai Lama.” The Nobel Peace Prize winner and Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader would hardly be the first powerful person to worry about legacy in the world left behind. And it can be a melancholy task. Successors are often named or mentored in the...

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