Even His Holiness cries. Moved by reports of nine Tibetans who set fire to themselves recently over Chinese governmental oppression, he wept. This photo is from the blog TibetSpace.
What good can come out of seeing this?
It's a reminder that when Chenrezi (Avalokiteshvara) cried over the suffering of beings, the tears falling from his eyes created lakes from which rose White and Green Tara to benefit beings. The Dalai Lama is considered to be an incarnation of Chenrezi in human form. So these are tears not just of sadness, but of infinite compassion. The writer of TibetSpace explained this so eloquently.
His Holiness is human, yet he embodies and teaches compassion. We can learn to open our eyes and hearts to those suffering, and to help the Tibetan cause we can visit Tibet House to donate and find out the facts as well as read about Buddhism and meditation. You can also write to your representatives to support Tibetan rights and the preservation of their culture.
Sometimes a sad picture opens your heart.
Peace to you.