Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Is Whistleblowing the New Self Immolation?

On June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk, assumed the lotus position in the middle of a busy Saigon intersection. After a fellow monk doused Quang Duc in five gallons of gasoline, Quang Duc, 66, said a quick prayer, lit a match, and set his body ablaze. An onlooking cop fell prostrate, overcome with emotion at the sight of the burning man who sat eerly motionless until his charred remains teetered over.



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