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Oct102010

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In 1963 journalist Malcolm Brown witnessed a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc perform an act of self-immolation. The man sat down, poured gasoline over himself and lit himself up. What's amazing - to me - is not the cause, not even the decision, but what happened after... Nothing happened: the man sat, in a lotus position, while burning alive. The skin of his face coagulating in flames... Dying... Burning alive...


Wear to spread the spark.