The Burning Monk- Thich Quang Duc (1963) sat down in meditation position at Saigon. He then poured gasoline all over his body and set himself alight. He maintained his calm meditative position and did not even make a sound while his body burned and then within a few minutes toppled over. His body was consumed but his heart remained intact. It was placed in the Reserve Bank of Vietnam and is called the Symbol Of The Holy Heart.
He wanted to show people that we can do incredible things when we practice mindfulness. He also wanted to show the world the injustice that was being perpetrated on the Buddhist religion and community by a repressive regime. Needless to say, it worked pretty well and the government softened up on the Buddhist. He is a remarkable symbol of the incredible power the mind holds.
Roy Mustang walks into a bar. And a table and a chair.
He is blind.
SO MUCH STEREK!!!
Please, take a second to read this. My aunt is a loving and wonderful person, and is in need of some help. She’s been in a wheelchair for most of her life, has raised 4 beautiful little girls, and is a amazing person and role model for me.
If any of you could spare a dollar, it would be so greatly appreciated. Not having a properly functioning wheelchair is affecting her quality of life.
And even if you can’t donate, a reblog to help circulate would mean just as much.
I love being a single mommy and even though I use an electric wheelchair due to Rheumatoid Arthritis since the age of 2. I can still have some independence. My wheelchair is 10 yrs old and I have fought insurance to get a new one. The feature I rely on the most(ability to raise the chair 8-10 inches) to be able to reach counters, refrigerator, get into vehicle, and cook is not considered a need any longer.
The mobility in my arms and legs will never get any better. I cannot raise my arms or even bend my elbows. My body is so crippled up that the only way I get into a vehicle is sliding across on a board.
I have exhausted all medical persons to persuade the insurance to approve it again(they did 10 yrs ago) but they declined. But, if I come up with the money they will add it to wheelchair without a problem. I hate seeing my kids worry about if we don’t get the money and they have to leave to go with friends, school, or out what will happen. Please help me to keep my independence.
Reblog if you do too. Just to prove that it is more normal than what people actually think.