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Postby vajrahorizon » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:02 am

What's the Buddhist view on Euthasia. I was reading a article about a man in Britain who was effectively trapped in his body and the British legal system would not allow a doctor to assist him dying. Does Buddhism have a view on this?
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Re: Euthanasia

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:51 am ... nID=000158

If I was suffering horribly,
euthanasia would be the compassionate end of that intolerable existence.
I would choose to die peacefully and painlessly.
If I had a choice.
"Your true nature is something never lost to you even in moments of delusion, nor is it gained at the moment of Enlightenment. It is the Nature of the Bhutatathata. In it is neither delusion nor right understanding." [Huang Po]
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Re: Euthanasia

Postby yan kong » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:21 pm

All at the same time if we were turely compassionate we would examine each case and not make generlizations.
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