Sleep now in the fire

My only complaint is that TrickyDick didn’t take more photos of this.  The image of Thích Quảng Đức‘s self-immolation has been burned into the collective consciousness of the world since that fateful afternoon in 1963.  Granted most people just recognize him as the burning monk on the Rage Against the Machine album, but his contribution to history will be remembered by Buddhists as long as they’re around.

Feel free to harass Rich to send in follow-up photos to the scarification galleries.

8 thoughts on “Sleep now in the fire

  1. this is possibly the coolest scarification I’ve ever seen. When I saw the title of this post, I was expecting a tattoo of said monk, but this is 100 times more amazing

  2. i reaaaaaaaally hope a healed picture of this is posted, and that i dont manage to miss it!

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