Tamdin Thar | 旦正塔

Tamdin Thar | 旦正塔

Tamdin Thar, the Tibetan nomad, who was in his early 60s, set fire to himself outside the Chinese People’s Armed Police compound in Markethang, Eastern Tibet, on Sunday, June 19, 2012. He died at the scene.

According to Phayul: In his last words before setting himself on fire in an apparent protest against Chinese rule, Tamding Thar called for Tibet to be ruled by Tibetans.

In a quatrain written in Tibetan, Tamding Thar, also called for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet, a demand common to all the 39 other Tibetans who have self-immolated since 2009.

Tamding Thar wrote:

“I take refuge in the Three Jewels – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
With the hope that peace prevails on earth,
With the yearning for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to his land,
For Tibet to be ruled by Tibetans, I set my body on fire as an offering of light.”

Tamdin Thar | 旦正塔 was the 44th(41thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

旦正塔是安多尖扎(今青海省黄南藏族自治州尖扎县)尖扎滩乡洛哇村牧民,64岁,在自焚藏人中年纪最大。
据RFA藏语节目等媒体报道,他家境贫穷,几年前因当局的“游牧民定居工程”被迁出牧区,住在尖扎城郊简陋的搬迁区中。他与54岁的妻子曲姆塔有三个子女:长子达真嘉33岁,已结婚成家;女儿多杰措28岁,在家照顾父母;幼子文昌多杰20岁,就读县民族中学。

遗言:

皈依三宝,
祈愿世界和平。
祈愿尊者达赖喇嘛回归故里。
为了守护西藏国,
我将献身自焚。

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