Game #15: The Two Dalai Lamas
Sometime soon the Dalai Llama's physical incarnation will pass away. This may be the end for him. 14 incarnations was a pretty good run.
He is a Bodhisattva. Specifically he is a manifestation of the Buddha Avalokitesvara, also known to manifest as the female deity Guānyīn.
Recently he stepped down from the political responsibilities for the Tibetan Government in Exile. He and the Tibetan loyalists were forced to flee and now reside in northern India when China invaded his country.
The tradition of the Dalai Llama has another specific reincarnation called the Panchan Lama who will Identify the new incarnation of the Dalai Lama. His Holiness Identified a young boy named Gendun Choekyi Nyima. China Immediately imprisoned the boy and he was never seen again. This was over 20 years ago. They then appointed their own Panchan Lama and have made no secret of the fact that he will appoint the new incarnation of the Dalai Lama.
I suppose that even if the the Dalai Lama reincarnates there may be no way to recognize him, breaking the chain. He has suggested that if he does reincarnate he may choose a female incarnation. If they do manage to recogocnize him without the Panchan Lama, there will then be two Dalai Lama's. We live in interesting times.
This Queens Pawn Game has me aggresively steal all the space I can. Giving up on the king side castle I am able to push his cramped position to the point he has to give me a pawn. Extra pressure yeilds me exchanging a knight for his queen. It's all over after that.