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Tuesday 11th of June 1963

58 years ago He Closed His Eyes and Moved Towards the Vision of the Buddha



Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức born as Lâm Văn Túc commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 66 in Phan Đình Phùng Boulevard and Lê Văn Duyệt Street intersection, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, Vietnam.


Đức's act was a protest against against the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam's Ngô Đình Diệm administration. "Before closing my eyes and moving towards the vision of the Buddha, I respectfully plead to President Ngô Đình Diệm to take a mind of compassion towards the people of the nation and implement religious equality to maintain the strength of the homeland eternally."