Robert Thurman on Tibetan Immolations

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Professor Bob Thurman today released a statement on the issue of recent self-immolations by Tibetans in protest of the Chinese occupation. He does a great job of weaving through the ethical issues involved from the Tibetan Buddhist point of view, including suggesting that the overriding motivation must be compassion and never hatred for one’s enemies.

Update: as immolations continue, newspapers across the world report on them. Here is the latest, from ABC News.

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