Thubten Nyandak Rinpoche | 朱古土登念扎

Thubten Nyandak Rinpoche | 朱古土登念扎

Circumstances around the deaths of a Tibetan religious figure and his niece in Kardze who died in a fire remain unclear. Thubten Nyandak, 45, and his niece Atse, 23 died on April 6, 2012, in their residence at a monastery.

A Tibetan in the area quoted a monastery administrator as saying that Tulku Athub and his niece Atse died in an accidental fire, but said the local Tibetan community believes they may have self-immolated “for the cause of Tibet.” A Tibetan source told RFA: “On April 6, Tulku Athub told his family in a phone call that ‘I have lighted many butter lamps for the benefit of those who have set themselves on fire for the cause of Tibet.’ Soon afterward, the residence was seen ablaze, and the Tulku and his niece were both found dead.”

Tibetan writer Woeser said on her blog (www.middleway.net) that according to her information, this was a case of self-immolation and not an accidental house fire.

Thubten Nyandak Rinpoche | 朱古土登念扎 was the 37th(34thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

朱古图登念扎(又名阿图),康达折多(今四川省甘孜藏族自治州康定县)塔公乡丈卡寺朱古(活佛),曾任佐钦五明佛学院法台堪布,现为塔公佛学院堪布,45岁。
2012年4月6日(藏历2月15日),朱古图登念扎与其侄女、尼师阿泽在自家木屋为所有自焚藏人供灯祈福后,以身浴火,遗体呈打坐状。
中共军警赶到现场,定为意外火灾,禁止对外谈论此事,而寺管会为免于寺院和佛学院被关闭,只得认可此说法。迫于压力和恐惧,朱古图登念扎与阿尼阿泽的家人不得不接受当局现金1万元及几袋大米,对外三缄其口。因更多情況不詳,自由亚洲等媒体只是称“疑自焚死亡”,未能有明晰的报道,直到该年7月4日,有藏人在网络上发布二人生前照片,披露自焚详情,才证实他们的死亡并非因为“意外火灾”。
据来自境内的信函(西藏快报于 2012年12月2日发布)指证:
“堪钦仁波切生前曾对其家人说,近期他要对那些为西藏共同事业自焚献身者举行一个大供奉,并去买了很多酥油灯,拿到自己僧舍内点燃后进行供奉。从当月藏历十号起,堪布就点燃这些酥油灯,同时让师徒们进行了广泛的放生积善活动。当月藏历十五号下午十点左右,堪布向他的家人们打电话说:‘今天是藏历十五号,我为那些为藏民族的政教事业舍弃自己生命的英雄儿女们点燃了很多酥油灯,我也要在今天让心灵积累伟大的福田。’”这句话应该是朱古图登念扎的遗言。
2013年3月27日,藏人行政中央终于确认朱古图登念扎和尼师阿泽为自焚牺牲。

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