[Buddha-l] Rare Footage of Tibetan Nun's Self-Immolation Smuggledout of Tibet

Gad Horowitz horowitz at chass.utoronto.ca
Mon Nov 21 17:33:39 MST 2011

What do you think will happen to the treasure house of Tibetan Buddhist 
culture if you force a conventional liberal distaste for "nationalism" into 
this situation?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan Detrez" <stefan.detrez at gmail.com>
To: "Buddhist discussion forum" <buddha-l at mailman.swcp.com>
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 4:52 PM
Subject: [Buddha-l] Rare Footage of Tibetan Nun's Self-Immolation 
Smuggledout of Tibet

> Dear readers,
> I know the policy of Buddha-L is not to just post links without
> clarification, but in this case, the footage speaks for itself. My 
> question
> is whether and to what extent such acts fit a pro-Tibet nationalism and 
> how
> does nationalism fit in a Buddhist outlook on the world more generally. 
> In
> terms of nationalism, I'm also thinking of Nichiren Buddhism, Sri Lankan
> anti-Tamil policies and the Thai Buddhist-Muslim tensions. What
> justification can be found in the texts, if at all this is textually based
> and not a 19th century Romantic product?
> http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=174_1321894265
> Regards,
> Stefan
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