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On The Ethics Of The Tibetan Self-Immolations

posted on June 18, 2013

José Cabezón of Religion Dispatches writes on Tibetan self-immolation in light of recent remarks made by the Dalai Lama. “Like many religions, Buddhism deplores suicide, but the Tibetan self-immolations are not simple suicides,” he writes. “Self-immolation represents an ultimate act of protest, a final moral boundary, which Tibetans — both monks and laity — feel their Buddhist faith allows them to cross.”

Read at Religion Dispatches