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DFFA Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

Postby Alex123 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:08 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

Postby Alex123 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:23 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

Postby Alex123 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:49 pm

The point is that the Buddha did deliberate shorten his lifespan for which Ananda tried to beg him not to do.

For all intents and purposes, going off "life-support" knowing full well the resultant death that will occur from it, is suicide.

Buddha has done his mission, and he didn't owe anything to anybody.
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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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Alex123, how do you distinguish Nibbana from the jhana of nothingness?

And how do you distinguish the mahaparinibbana from the sphere of nothingness (Ākiṃcanyāyatana) in the formless realm and the realm of unconscious beings (Asaññasatta) in the form realm?
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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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The best things in life aren't things.



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