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Date
11/04/2011
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Illustration
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1200 x 1748 px
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1.6 mb
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monk
tibet
trungles
buddhist

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Author Comments

Tibetans are facing an immense cultural upheaval, and Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns have been self-immolating out of protest because devout Buddhism prohibits violence of any kind, even in the face of oppression.

I'm not Tibetan, and I'm not even Buddhist, but the kind of total devotion to non-violence, even toward an adversary who's threatening to wipe out your entire culture, that compels a person to set him or herself on fire and just burn to death is just incredible.

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immortalservantimmortalservant

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars Nov 14, 2011

Sheesh!

I don't think I could stay calm and composed like that if I was on fire. Of course I probably wouldn't be the one starting the fire. I firmly balieve that violence against oneself is still violence. So I can't really say these guys get my respect. But I also balieve that if you can die than you should go for it.



VidGameDudeVidGameDude

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars Nov 4, 2011

This artwork is both sad and admirable.

My condolences to those both alive and passed on.
May both find solace in this world and the next.