Quote: “In one of history’s more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is “an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.” And you thought the wheel of samsara was complicated now! Ha. Wait and see what some good ‘ol fashioned bureaucracy can do… A lifetime of karmic actions in triplicate anyone? The Pope may have to rethink his stance on purgatory… The real punchline though is less amazingly and perfectly hilarious. Ah well.

08.22. filed under: belief. headlines. politics.

Makes you appreciate that you live in the good Ol’ U S of A huh…wait…

posted on 08.25 at 12:11 AM.

Wow. Just wow. (As an aside, I didn’t know that reincarnation was supposed to be voluntary for anyone, even the Dalai Lama.)

This reminds me of the game Beyond Atlantis (or Atlantis II outside the US, I think), in which you play a spiritual traveler who inhabits the bodies of people from three different ancient cultures, visiting a “physical” and a “spiritual” world in each one. In the Chinese level, the spiritual world is a Chinese Hell where you have to walk through a dark labyrinth where the floor and ceiling occasionally switch places, and present a bewildering array of properly signed and stamped paperwork to the numerous animal-headed spirit beaurocrats who officiously block your passage. Frighteningly prescient…?

posted on 08.30 at 05:43 AMbluewyvern

I posted this one to alt.fan.rawilson, with a slight alteration for humorous effect. It’s a krazee world, kids.

posted on 09.01 at 09:44 PM.

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