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reincarnation

(rē-ĭn-kăr-nā′shŭn) [″ + incarnation]
1. The belief held by members of some religious groups that a person returns in physical or spiritual form to live again after death.
2. A renewal of interest in an old or previously discarded idea.
3. A psychological or spiritual reawakening of someone who had previously been engaged in a wholly different set of activities or interests.
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He's been proclaiming he'll reincarnate as a foreigner, as a bee, as a 'mischievous blond girl', or even proposing a living reincarnation or an end to reincarnation," he added.
In 1995, after the Dalai Lama named a boy in Tibet as the reincarnation of the previous Panchen Lama, the second highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, China put the child under house arrest and installed another.
Hence his declarations that his reincarnation is for the Tibetan people, not himself, to decide.
If the Tibetan people want another reincarnation, then logically while we're outside, the successor should be someone who can carry out this task, which has not yet been accomplished by the previous Dalai Lama.
drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, near death experiences, deathbed visions, cases of possession by dead spirits, and apparitions of the deceased.
How many successive reincarnations this organic matter undergoes in its transit from the plant to the animals that feed on it
The Tibetan government-in-exile said Monday the Dalai Lama does not recognize China's recently enthroned reincarnation of an important spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, further embittering the ties between Beijing and the government-in-exile.
The female body was either sexualized, as in Gustav Klimt's mythological femmes fatales, or raised to a supernatural level, as in the reincarnations of the Virgin a la Bouguereau.
WASHINGTON -- The Dalai Lama says his successor could be chosen from among a group of senior monks, rather than through the centuries-old tradition of reincarnation or he may decide to declare his own successor while he is still alive.