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Inciting self-immolation is extreme crime: Buddhist master


09:06, December 14, 2012

KUNMING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Inciting self-immolation is an extreme crime and runs against Buddhist doctrine, a Buddhist master has said, while advising followers to "discern good and evil."

Committing suicide or goading others to do so violates Buddhist tenets of mercy and compassion, said Chuan Yin, president of the Buddhist Association of China, at a seminar with personages from different Buddhist circles in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Wednesday.

While feeling "deep sorrow" for people who were deceived into setting themselves alight, he condemned those who incited others to self-immolate.

He advised Buddhists to promote good teachings, defeat evils and "not to be duped," adding, "A single slip may cause lasting sorrow."

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