Dharamshala: The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on Friday vehemently condemned China’s brazen meddling in the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the politicization of the sacred institution of the Tibetan reincarnation.
The resolution unanimously passed at the 8th session of the 16th TPiE strongly condemned the Chinese government’s interference in the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and firmly stated that the final authority on decisions relating to the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai lama rests indisputably and completely with His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself and not with the leaders of the atheist Communist Party of China.
The Tibetan parliament unanimously reaffirmed the supreme spiritual authority of His Holiness the Dalai Lama over Tibetan Buddhism, and the special karmic relationship between the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet.
“His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the heart and soul of Tibetans inside Tibet and in exile,” the parliament said in the resolution.
The resolution also criticized China’s politicised campaigns to co-opt Tibetan reincarnation system, citing the recent “training session on reincarnation for a living Buddha” that began 23 August this year in Lhasa targeting around 100 Tibetan Buddhist monks from 73 monasteries across Tibet.