Skip to comments.Monk sets himself on fire in northwest China
Posted on 03/16/2014 10:47:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A monk set himself on fire Sunday in an ethnic Tibetan area of northwest China, the countrys official news agency reported. [ ]
Qinghai neighbors Tibet. More than 100 people have self-immolated in Tibetan areas since 2009 to protest Chinese restrictions on Buddhism and denigration of the Tibetans spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who lives in India.
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That’ll show em /s
I am so sad for them.
The office of “This creep” put out a list of “Ten People For Whom It Would Be Better For Tibet If They Were Dead” in around the mid-90’s. I know, because my Tibetan teacher was at the top of the list, and I was part of his security detail during public teachings he gave after that.
There’s also great film footage of Mr. DL - from Switzerland if I recall correctly - screaming at the top of his lungs over the religious schism that led to the creation of the list, a silly sectarian schism - concerning one of the hundreds of Tibetan Buddhist deities - that still goes on.
The form of Buddhism that was preserved and elaborated in Tibet is unexcelled in many ways, but make no mistake about who these people are: in addition to the above, for instance, the large monasteries all had standing armies in the old days, and any Westerner found in the country before the First World War was summarily executed. My experience on a five week pilgrimage to Western Tibet in 1990 did little to endear them to me, whereas the Chinese there were admirable people.
Westerners romanticize Tibetans most irrationally, IMO, and this man in particular. He holds no authority in my mind.
...”Westerners romanticize Tibetans most irrationally, IMO, and this man in particular. He holds no authority in my mind”...
I agree......and interesting you were able to go there and observe so closely the people.
I’ve only done so via various programs and features like National Geographic and 60 minutes and other areas available....but I was never impressed with the people...moreso that the DAli Lama is as ficticious and brutal as the Islamic Mulahs......keeping their people in bondage. to a religion that fills their coffers and gives them control on all levels.
The whitehouse caters to the Dali because they use him regarding China...not because they give a hoot about the people...or the DAli..he’s just a “card” in their hand.
It was a blazing performance.
He at least got a few minutes of flame....