I am looking for a short story about the Dalai Lama. The next incarnation is force-grown and he picks the short path.
In choosing the short path, his Holiness's behaviors are the antithesis of what we expect. Various political entities through the Buddhist culture vie for the Lama's attention. At the end of the story,
the traitor who bent him to the short path is found and put into a pain synthesizer that will keep her alive for eternity.
I know this appeared in one of the best scifi anthologies, but I cannot find it.