It is a Tibetan Buddhism tradition, after the Dalai Lama passes away, his
people will look for a new born reincarnated with his spirit to continue
that leadership.  I am sure, if you google/wikipedia it, you will find it.

JM

On Feb 15, 2008 5:59 PM, Bill Smart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>    MJMJ,
>
> Thanks for your thoughtful post.  You documented many things about DL I
> didn't know – like his announcement that, as you wrote,  "…he would not be
> reincarnated".
>
> What do you think he meant by that?
>
> Do you think he meant that he, as the personage of Dali Lama, would not be
> reincarnated?
>
> Do you think that he meant that he himself would not be reincarnated?  If
> he meant this it would seem to go against Buddhist teachings.  Zen might
> allow for that if DL was fully enlightened and as a result no longer subject
> to karma and the cycle of life and death.  I don't know what the traditional
> Buddhist teaching is on that.
>
> I'd be interested in your thoughts on this.
>
> Oh yes, I almost forgot – are you married?  Do you think we could meet in
> a coffee shop somewhere to get to know each other better?  I'm a Capricorn.
> What's your sign?
>
> Thanks…Bill!
>
>
>
> *From:* Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] *On
> Behalf Of *Jue Miao Jing Ming - ????
> *Sent:* Saturday, February 16, 2008 8:19 AM
> *To:* Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> *Subject:* [Zen] D.L. Again
>
>
>
> What I have learned about Chan is to be synced with the life force and
> wisdom at all time and be detached from all forms. Or in our every day
> language, live with our best foot forward without expectation, agenda,
> objective, etc. Based on this perspective, though still partial once
> expressed in language .....
>
> Dalai Lama was carried out to protect the linage. D.L was brought up to
> lead, guide, broadcast, teach whatever he was capable of, educated with,
> felt inside, or believed in strongly.
>
> Now that he is aging. His rinpoches are teaching world wide. He has
> met every leader in the world that he could. He has also now realized
> that his insistence that he will be reincarnated again will only divide
> his people more. And even perhaps cause more suffering. He realized
> also perhaps that his mission in this life is to bring Tibetanism to the
> rest of the world instead of just in Tibet. As you know, he announced
> that he will not be reincarnated again.
>
> I have thumb through a book published in Taiwan, by someone who
> interviewed D.L extensively on this decision of his. It was complex,
> forward looking, as well as spiritual with some political points of view.
>
> In all, what i have learned about D.L. was he did what he could at every
> moment. That is in line what I have learned.
>
> I can not say that I am correct. I can only say, no one should make
> quick judgment on anyone else.
>
> We are all here with a mission. Each of us is different.
>
> _/\_
> JM
>
>
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