The Next Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, in a political move, says he may appoint his own successor. Diogenes raises an important question–if the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of his predecessor (as Tibetans believe), “how can the Dalai Lama be reincarnated in some young Tibetan John Doe, while still fully occupying the body of the current title-holder?”