Raksha wrote:In any Buddhist country if an infant starts mysteriously reciting Buddhist texts and acting like a monk then their parents will take them to a monastery. It is simply that the Tibetans made an active effort to identify such children. As for predicting exactly where one will be reborn that is another matter entirely. Only a couple of Tibetan masters ever had this ability.
I come from a Buddhist country, there's a whole culture of ordaining Children here as monks, but I'm yet to hear of children suddenly reciting mantras and acting like monks. While I can't say what's really going on, we can argue that this kind of thing might be common in Tibet because of some sort of cultural conditioning. Are there a lot of these cases there?
That said, what is a bit more common where I come from is kids remembering past lives, some of which are hard to disregard as some sort of delusion or coincidence. I guess you can never REALLY know with these things unless it happens to you. Either way, all of this is besides the point when it comes to every day practice, and more often just a distraction.