Religion: Buddha & the Reds

"I will take birth again," said the 13th Dalai Lama of Tibet. In 1933 he died, and the oracles and seers began their search for the new body of this living Buddha, an Incarnation of the Tibetan god Chen-re-zi. The first sign came while the body of the dead Dalai Lama still sat in state; its head, which had been turned traditionally toward the south, mysteriously turned east. To the seers this was an indication that the new Dalai Lama must be looked for in the east. In retrospect, they might give it a...

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