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In one of history's most absurd acts of totalitarianism, China banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs in 2007, the law, which strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation."
Originally posted by suicide__x
I mean, come on! That's taking it a bit far, no?
Originally posted by Exuberant1
Some of these monks come back once every hundred years - and then all they do is sit around and learn how to come back the next time.