Having lived as a refugee in India for over 60 years, the Dalhi Lama is now 84 years old and in declining health. On October 29th a Chinese official tweeted that, “reincarnation of Living Buddahs including the Dalai Lama must comply with Chinese laws and regulations.” The Dalai Lama, on the other hand, has stated that “It is particularly inappropriate for Chinese communists, who explicitly reject even the idea of past and future lives… to meddle in the system of reincarnation.”

If the Dalai Lama passes without a succession plan in place, it would distress the already beleaguered Tibetan people and increase tension between India and China, the two most populous nations on earth. Please pray for the Dalai Lama’s health to be sustained.

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