Religion: Unburied Buddha

Lamaist Tibet became a godless land nearly nine months ago when death came to the second, and more spiritual, of its "living gods," His Serenity the Panchen (or Tashi) Lama, "Buddha of Boundless Light" (TIME, Dec. 13). Long dead was Tibet's latest temporal god, the Dalai Lama. Last week, according to reports from India, Tibet still lacked living gods, was becoming increasingly embarrassed at having in its midst one god who was extremely dead. From Jyekundo, where the Panchen Lama died, a retinue of 1,000 lamas, Chinese soldiers and relations of the Buddha...

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