Rikyo | 日玖

Rikyo | 日玖

On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, a mother of three young children has torched herself to death in an apparent protest against China’s continued occupation of Tibet, today.

Rikyo, 33, set herself on fire near the Jonang Zamthang Gonchen monastery in Zamthang (Ch: Rangtang) county, in the distraught Ngaba region, the nerve centre of the ongoing wave of self-immolations in Tibet.

“Rikyo set herself on fire at around 3 pm (local time) today close to the Jonang Monastery, protesting against Chinese rule,” Gyatso said. “She passed away at the site of her protest.”

Rikyo’s body is currently being kept at the Jonang Monastery, although Chinese security personnel have reportedly demanded the body to be removed.

Rikyo is survived by her husband and three children, the eldest, a 9-year old son and two daughters aged 7 and 5.

Rikyo | 日玖 was the 43th(40thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009. She was the 7thfemale self-immolator.

日玖(又写热觉、日觉), 安多壤塘(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州壤塘县中壤塘乡)牧民,是三个孩子的母亲,33岁。
2012年5月30日下午3点左右,日玖在觉囊派壤塘大寺附近自焚,当场牺牲。藏人们将她的遗体抬到寺院,为她举行了超度祈福法会。后被官员和军警要求立即火化,否则抢尸,于是当晚1点多,藏人数千僧俗冒雨将她隆重火葬。
她出生于中壤塘乡牧民家庭,父亲名叫秋洛,母亲名叫仁拉,丈夫名叫囊东,有三个年幼的孩子。她生性善良,总是帮助贫困乡亲,自焚前多日,她不分昼夜磕长头祈祷,乡亲们说原来她早已做好自焚准备。而自焚前,她还将牧场的牲畜做了安顿。
中壤塘乡连续四位藏人(朗卓、曲帕嘉和索南、日玖)自焚牺牲,他们的遗言在当地广为流传,反响极大。数千藏人自发地将数千把刀具、猎枪等,交与壤塘大寺确尔基经学院、藏洼经学院销毁,并宣誓从此不再争斗、不再杀生。

遗言:

“祈愿世界和平幸福。为了使尊者达赖喇嘛能够返回西藏,请不要纵容自己恣意地屠宰或交易牲畜,更不要偷盗;藏人要说藏语,不要打架。我愿为一切苦难的有情众生承担痛苦。如果我落到中共当局的手中,请不要反抗抵制。大家要团结一致,学习文化知识,家人不要为我的自焚感到伤心。”

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