Yes this Unbelievable public suicide happened in 1963 Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government’s torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never even made a sound or even moved while he was burning. Even the people loking at him had the feeling as if he is sitting leisurely…
After his death, his body was re-cremated, but his heart remained intact. This was interpreted as a symbol of compassion and led Buddhists to revere him as a Bodhisattva, heightening the impact of his death on the public psyche.
“Ignorance is departure from home and Enlightenment is returning.
While wandering, we lead a life full of pain and suffering,
And the world wherein we find ourselves is not a very desirable habitat…”