Moment très fort, lorsque le bonze colle le dernier morceau de papier (avec écrit en chinois “fermer”) : désormais, symboliquement, toutes les portes des sens sont fermées. ————————— the climax is reached when the old Buddhist monk sticks the last bit of paper on his right eye : from now on, all the doors to the outside, all his senses, are closed. (the Chinese character means “to close”). ———————
On June 16, 1963, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc immolated himself in downtown Saigon. Quang Duc was actually protesting religious persecution under the Diem regime. After his death, his body was re-cremated, but his heart remained intact. This was interpreted as a symbol of compassion and led Buddhists to revere him as a bodhisattva, heightening the impact of his death on the public psyche.
June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time. Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying the traditional Buddhist flag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stop detaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice and spread their religion. As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound. Video Rating: 4 / 5