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A Conference To Decide The Future Of The Dalai Lama Office
« on: April 09, 2017, 03:44:24 PM »
The Dalai Lama hinted that a conference to discuss the future of the Dalai Lama’s institution is to be held before the end of this year.

As the Dalai Lama is getting older, although His Holiness hinted that he would be living for 113 years old, there are many who are worried about the succession of the Dalai Lama office. China definitely would like to claim the right to choose the next Dalai Lama. However, the 14th Dalai Lama himself has specified that his next incarnation would be born outside China. To make things more complicated, the Dalai Lama also specified on several occasions that his next incarnation would be born as a female. There is nothing wrong with this of course. 

Recently, the speculation about his incarnation has followed the Dalai Lama to Tawang, the place where the 6th Dalai Lama was born. - It is funny because the 6th Dalai Lama was not a popular Dalai Lama due to his controversial lifestyle - he was captured and killed by the Chinese emperor at a tender age of 23.

Now the Dalai Lama is suggesting that the future of his office will be determined by the Tibetans, and a conference would be held before the end of the year to discuss this fact. It would be interesting to find out about the future of the Dalai Lama office as the events unfold.


His Holiness Hints At A ‘Conference’ to Discuss The Future of Institution of Dalai Lama

TAWANG: Following the first day of teachings at Yiga Choeling ground in Tawang monastery today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to over 50 members of the press and media.

Addressing the reporters, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed appreciation over the important role press play in educating masses about the world. However, His Holiness reminded the press about the even more important role of an objective reporting devoid of biases or preconceived notions to provide truthful information.

His Holiness further spoke about his three main commitments, which include promotion of human values, promotion of religious harmony and finally, the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist Culture and Tibet’s fragile environment.

Emphasising the growing need for secular ethics in the world, His Holiness spoke about a curriculum based on the power of secular ethics being prepared by the Tata school of Social Science and Research. His Holiness informed that a conference on the subject is also forthcoming soon, indicating that the conference will focus strictly on secular ethics through one’s own experience, common sense and scientific findings.

Responding to questions on the issue of the next Dalai Lama, His Holiness said that whether the institution of Dalai Lama remains or not should be determined by the general Tibetan Public.

His Holiness explained that the involvement of the erstwhile Qing emperors in the selection process of the Dalai Lama is somewhat legitimate, because they were Buddhists and also due to the priest-patron relation existent between Tibet and China at that point of time.

However, His Holiness clearly stated that the current Chinese regime has no role in the choosing of the next Dalai Lama; firstly because they are communists and secondly because they do not believe in the concept of religion.
“To participate in the reincarnation process of the next Dalai Lama, they should first express a strong belief in religion and then have faith in the concept of rebirth. They should then search for the reincarnation of Mao, Deng Xiaoping, and then finally the Dalai Lama,” His Holiness asserted.

A reporter further asked His Holiness about the possibility of the 14th Dalai Lama as the last Dalai Lama. His Holiness reiterated his response and asserted that the people of Tibet will determine the continuity of the institution of the Dalai Lama institution. “If the majority of Tibetans feel that the Dalai Lama institution is no longer needed, then the institution should be discontinued,” His Holiness emphasised.

However, His Holiness clarified that, at present, there is a lot of respect for the Dalai Lama in many parts of the world including Mongolia, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh among others. Therefore, His Holiness also hinted at the possibility of convening a conference to discuss the issue of the next Dalai Lama before the end of this year.


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Re: A Conference To Decide The Future Of The Dalai Lama Office
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 08:05:57 AM »
It seems logical that the Chinese government can not choose the Dalai Lama. There are very specific steps to take and the Chinese government surely is influenced by his own agenda.

I think that after such a long time of disharmony, it would be better to find ways to get along with the Chinese, which would help especially the Tibetan people in Tibet who have to suffer for such a long time.
This would have beneficial results on an immediate level. I guess if the Dalai Lama would reincarnate in China, it may be difficult to protect him and to make sure his studies are done according to his status.

It will be interesting to see what the Tibetans wish in regard to the Dalai Lama.

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Re: A Conference To Decide The Future Of The Dalai Lama Office
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 02:00:22 PM »
Hi Pema8

There will be two 15th Dalai Lama's.

One from Indian chosen by the CTA and he will be anti Dorje Shugden.

One from Tibet chosen by the PRC via the "Golden Urn" method of divination.

The Tibetan Dalai Lama will be pro Dorje Shugden and will install Dorje Shugden as the State Oracle of Tibet and the "Dharmapala" for Tibet.

The Chinese will claim that the 15th Tibetan Dalai Lama is the emanation of Dorje Shugden. It will be Drakpa Gyetsen sitting on his throne at the Potala Place as the 15th Tibetan Dalai Lama.