"If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello."
"The Japanese say you have three faces.
The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends, and your family.
The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are."
"Silence is the best reply to a fool."
"Don’t fight your demons. Your demons are here to teach you lessons. Sit down with your demons and have a drink and a chat and learn their names and talk about the burns on their fingers and scratches on their ankles. Some of them are very nice."
32-year-old Tinley Namgyal has set himself on fire in Dawu County. The protest took place on 15 April 2014 at around 12 pm (local time). No further information is available at present. This makes it the 131st Tibetan self-immolation since 2009.
A Tibetan man burned himself to death Tuesday in Sichuan province’s restive Kardze prefecture to protest Chinese rule, triggering a security alert and a clampdown on information flow, according to sources.
Thinley Namgyal, 32, self-immolated at noon in Khangsar township in Tawu (in Chinese, Daofu) county in Kardze (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the sources said.
“Since the fire was so intense, it didn’t take very long for his death,” a local resident told RFA’s Tibetan Service, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"He self-immolated in protest against Chinese policy and rule [in Tibetan populated areas]," another Tibetan resident said, also speaking anonymously.
Tibetans who witnessed the burning protest immediately took Namgyal’s body to a nearby monastery for prayers before Chinese police could arrive at the scene, the resident said.
Chinese authorities have tightened controls in a bid to check self-immolation protests, arresting and jailing Tibetans whom they accuse of being linked to the burnings. Some have been jailed for up to 15 years.
"Because sometimes you have to do something bad to do something good."
"Just as we cannot live without water, so are joy and peace essential for our inner fulfillment. We may not even be aware that we are searching for something. It manifests only in our restlessness as we move from here to there, trying out different friends, different ideas, different jobs, different countries. Whatever we attempt is a reflection of our inner thirst, which we hope to quench in all these external ways. What we are looking for lies within us, and if we gave out time and energy to an interior search, we would come across it much faster, since that is the only place where it is to be found."
"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."
"Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist."