A passage I believe that was good, was in The Revolution of Spirit by Aung San Suu Kyi when her son quotes her "the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a path towards it, and the will to follow that path if not to the end, at least the distance needed to rise above individual limitation" (637). This is my favorite quote from the speech because not only does it apply to the people of Burma but to everyone. The quote talk about trying to get to your goal. It says that you can want to do anything you want but until you try to do something about it, you will not achieve what you want to achieve. I believe it is important because it talks about the problems that will rise in between, but if you have the passion towards it, it will not stop you.
Self-immolation refers to setting oneself on fire, often as a form of protest or for the purposes of martyrdom or suicide. The widespread of self-immolations of the Buddhist monks in western media established the practice as a type of a political protest. Self-immolations are often public, dramatic, political, and thus newsworthy. Sself-immolations are not intended to inflict physical harm or material damage. They attract attention and become glorified as martyrdom, because of
Picture of a monk in the process of self-immolation.
There has been a rise in self-immolationin in Tibet. Saturday Januray 14, a Tibetan set himself on fire. The police fired on hundreds of locals, killing one, as they attempted to rescue the burned body from officials. However, it was not immediately known to anyone that aTibetan died in the latest self-immolation incident. At least 19 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in the past year in protest against what they see as repressive policies in Tibet.
Picture of a Phontsok, a 21 year-old Tibetan monk from Ngaba Kirti Monastery after he bravely self-immolated, protesting the Chinese government's crackdown in Tibet.