The stories of the wise men from the East giving gifts to the baby Jesus seem remarkably similar to the way a new Dalai Lama is found. For example...
Magi, or astrologers, look in the stars to guess who would be the next reincarnation of Buddha. Perhaps some astrologers from Tibet, or somewhere, read the stars and deduced that the next Dalai Lama would be born in Bethlehem. So, "following the stars", they set out on their camels to where they predict the baby was and they found Jesus in a stable. They offered gifts (which were the possessions of the previous Dali Lama) to see if the baby would recognize them.
Then they took the baby back to Tibet, where Jesus trained as the Dalai Lama until he was 30. Whereby perhaps for some reason he had to leave so he went back to Nazareth. There he began to preach what he learned. His stories inspired by Buddhist teachings. "Do unto others..." etc.
Then the Jews said "You must be the new Messiah" as foretold. And Jesus said, "Well you said that, not me."
Well there it kind of breaks down because Jesus was teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven and not reincarnation or enlightenment.
Is this a common belief that Jesus could have been chosen as a Dalai Lama type person by Eastern astrologers?