China bans reincarnation for Buddhist monks in Tibet unless they get prior permission from the government. This surely can’t be true, can it? Well, it is true, and bizarre, but true nonetheless.
It’s not exactly a new thing for governments to try to control certain aspects of peoples lives. The more totalitarian the government, the more they try to control. Governments controlling beyond life, into death, isn’t exactly uncommon either. Even in some relatively liberal countries it can be illegal to die. That being said, the act of dying is the final process of being a living person, and the reasons behind those such bans are legitimate and have some logic behind them. But how can it be possible to control someone beyond death and into the next life, and why would China ban reincarnation?