China says Dalai Lama 'profanes' Buddhism by doubting his reincarnation

March 9, 2015 10:17 AM

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China says Dalai Lama 'profanes' Buddhism by doubting his reincarnation

BEIJING (Reuters) - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is profaning Buddhism by suggesting that he will not be reincarnated when he dies, the Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said on Monday, in some of China's strongest comments to date on the subject.

Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. China says the tradition must continue and it must approve the next Dalai Lama.

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