A climate activist has died 24 hours after setting himself on fire on the steps of the Supreme Court on Earth Day.
Colorado photojournalist Wynn Alan Bruce, 50, suffered critical injuries in the incident at 6.30pm Friday on a plaza in front of the court. He was airlifted to hospital, where he died Saturday.
Capitol Police, Supreme Court police, and DC police all responded to the incident.
“A medical helicopter just landed near the Capitol for a medical emergency. This is not a public safety issue,” Capitol Police tweeted.
Q: Why is it held that all things are empty, that this world, that every world, is an empty world?
Buddhadasa Bhikkhu: The world is empty of any Self or anything belonging to a self; that is, nothing that could be taken as being a self or belonging to a self is to be found in anything, neither in mind, nor in matter, nor in the various products that arise out of mind and matter.
The Buddha said that the assertion that all things are empty refers to nothing other than the awareness that they are empty of selfhood.
[From Buddha Dhamma for Students. Translated by Ariyananda Bhikkhu.]