"THE Dalai Lama does not have right to abolish the institution of reincarnation to choose a successor, a high-ranking official said yesterday.
The 14th Dalai Lama, 76, has said the institution of reincarnation might be abolished after his death.
"What he said does not count," said Padma Choling, chairman of the Tibet autonomous regional government.
He said Tibetan Buddhism had a history of more than 1,000 years, and the reincarnation institutions of the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama had been carried on for several hundred years.
"We must respect the historical institutions and religious rituals of Tibetan Buddhism. I am afraid it is not up to anyone to abolish the reincarnation institution or not," he said.
The death of the Dalai Lama will not have any impact on the overall situation of Tibet, said another senior official.
"Of course there will be a few repercussions due to religious factors, but we will take that into consideration and will surely guarantee the long-term political stability in Tibet," said Qiangba Puncog, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress.
"I dare not say that Tibet will not see any incidents, big or small, forever, but I dare say that the current situation in Tibet is on the whole stable, and the Tibetan people wish for stability and object to troublemaking," he said.
The Party chief of Tibet, Zhang Qingli, reiterated yesterday that the Dalai Lama was a "wolf in monk's robes" and again blamed the Dalai clique for separating China.
"I had described him in those words after the March 14 riot in Lhasa in 2008 because I think he himself is a living Buddha but had done things beneath his status," Zhang told reporters in Beijing.
He accused the Dalai Lama of instigating the riot three years ago which left 18 people dead and nearly 400 wounded.
He said that he had quoted the words of late Premier Zhou Enlai. Zhou referred to the Dalai Lama as a "wolf in monk's robes" after the central government foiled an armed rebellion staged by the Dalai Lama and his supporters in 1959.
Zhang also made comparisons between the Dalai Lama and Rebiya Kadeer, a Uygur separatist and leader of the World Uygur Congress.
"Rebiya is a housewife who has used her illegal fortune to conduct secessionist activities. She has no influence among the public," he said. "While Dalai is a secessionist chief who fools simple believers under the guise of religion."
He added: "The Tibetan people have been aware that unity and stability are a fortune, and separation and unrest are a disaster," he said."
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martedì 8 marzo 2011
Il Dalai Lama l'altro giorno, ha dichiarato che dopo la sua morte debba essere abolito l'istituto della reincarnazione, lo stesso per cui lui è divenuto Dalai Lama.
Un tema delicato, molto sensibile, di un istituto millenario che sicuramente ha caratterizzato il passato di un popolo ed influenzato molte menti nel mondo.
Questa mossa, per così dire "estrema", più che sul piano strettamente spirituale, sembra però dettata da calcoli politici, una sorta di "indiretta" risposta al governo cinese sul futuro della leadership spirituale tibetana e letta con grande attenzione, una sorta di "estensione" del proprio ruolo anche dopo la propria morte dello stesso Dalai Lama.
La risposta cinese non si è fatta attendere. Di seguito la reazione su questa proposta del Dalai Lama, che non si fatica a pensarlo, rischia di divenire, in futuro, terreno per ulteriori prevedibili tensioni internazionli.