"Generally speaking, there is nothing new in Dalai Lama's "statement of reincarnation". He is just using his special identity and influence to deceive and throw the dust in the eyes of the public. The Dalai Lama dreams to control the Buddhist monks, nuns, believers,and finally to interfere and destroy the normal state of the Tibetan Buddhism," said Li Decheng, Director of Religion Research Institute of China Tibetology Research Center. Li has pointed out the three sins of Dalai Lama's so called "reincarnation statement".
Firstly, the Dalai Lama's statement has not touched the substantial matter of the reincarnation of the Living Buddhist in Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, there are two kinds of Living Buddhist (in Tibetan language 'Tulku'). One is the reincarnation of Sakyamuni Buddha, and is the highest level of reincarnation; While the other one refers to the reincarnation in common sense. The reincarnation talked about in Tibetan Buddhism mainly refers to the second kind, and it refers to a kind of rebirth, and reflects the reincarnation from generation to generation. There can be only one emanation in each generation and it can't happen when the predecessor is still alive. For example, the Dalai Lama and Panchen Erdini of each generation are reincarnated from generation to generation, there has never been emanation before the passing away of the predecessor. (ma-dhey tulku).
Secondly, the main purpose of the so called "Dalai Lama's Statement"is to mould public opinion for his control over the reincarnation, and finally to reach his ulterior political motives.
The Dalai Lama once deceived the public by saying that "I made clear that concerned people should decide whether the Dalai Lama's reincarnations should continue in the future." But finally he put his cards on the table by saying "the person who reincarnated has sole legitimate authority over where and how he or she takes rebirth and how that reincarnation is to be recognized."
What's more, he seemingly declared that "if it is decided that the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama should continue and there is a need for the Fifteenth Dalai Lama to be recognized, responsibility for doing so will primarily rest on the concerned officers of the Dalai Lama's Gaden Phodrang Trust." But at the same time, he said "I shall leave clear written instructions about this." It was so clear that he wants to control the reincarnation and be law onto himself.
Thirdly, the Dalai Lama publicly insults and denies the religious systems and historical customs of the reincarnation of Living Buddhist.The traditional method of recognizing the reincarnation is duly in compliance with the basic teachings of Buddha. When recognizing the reincarnation, the Golden Urn is used in front of the Buddha, thus to respect the judgement of the Buddha, it is the most solemn and detached way. The Golden Urn system has validity in religion and is well accepted. The Dalai Lama publicly slanders this system by saying that "this system was imposed by the Manchus, but Tibetans had no faith in it because it lacked any spiritual quality." But he has to admit that "however, if it were to be used honestly, it seems that we could consider it as similar to the manner of divination employing the dough-ball method (zen tak)." What's more, "the ritual to be followed was written by the Eighth Dalai Lama Jampel Gyatso."
Since the Dalai Lama has emphasized at the beginning of his statement that "a series of unmistaken reincarnations has been recognized in the lineage of the Dalai Lama", by slandering the systems and customs of his predecessors, obviously he rebels against the orthodoxy and blasphemes the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Dalai Lama made an issue on how many Dalai Lama were recognized by the Golden Urn system. It is well known that since the use of the Golden Urn system, the Tenth Dalai Lama, the Eleventh Dalai Lama and the Twelfth Dalai Lama were all recognized by this system, for the Ninth Dalai Lama, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama who were not recognized through this system, it was under special circumstances, and this had also been reported to the central government for approval. The Dalai Lama distorts the facts by saying that "there has only been one occasion when a Dalai Lama was recognized by using this method." Not to speak how many Dalai Lama were recognized by using the Golden Urn system, since the method exists, and "a series of unmistaken reincarnations has been recognized in the lineage of the Dalai Lama", how can you deny the venerability and impartiality of this system? The Dalai Lama is just contradicting himself and slapping his own face!