Among the phrases you never want to actually hear in your life...
"Your application for reincarnation has been denied" has to rate up in the top ten, at least:
Buddhas told to apply for reincarnation
FROM next month, Tibetan living Buddhas will have to apply for reincarnation to the Chinese Government.
The new rules are "an important move to institutionalise the management of reincarnation of living Buddhas," the Xinhua news agency said.
According to the regulations, which take effect on September 1, all reincarnation applications must be submitted to religious affairs officials for approval, Xinhua said.