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DFFA Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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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

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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 Kenshou » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:43 am

Why do you assume that the sutta pitaka is the precise and unaltered word of the Buddha?

And why do you assume that to deny that is rooted in a desire to pick apart the texts due to one's personal likes and dislikes? It could be just me but I don't see too much of that around here. Difference in interpretation yes, but not simply rejecting things that aren't liked.

There are very real problems when it comes to ancient texts. This does not mean that we should call them crap and rip them up, but a little logical caution is justified.

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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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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It's just the Pali of last sentence of the thing I quoted, Individual.

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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

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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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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:39 am

: "I, friend, do not reject the present moment to pursue what time will bring. I reject what time will bring to pursue the present moment. Time's pleasures, friend, as the Blessed One has said, are fraught with pain, fraught with tribulation, leading to greater danger. This Dhamma is here-present, out of time, inviting inspection, leading onward, to be realized by the wise each for himself."

http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/new/lesson/pali/ ... .htm#gatha : svākhāto bhagavatā dhammo sandiṭṭhiko akāliko ehipassiko opanayiko paccattaṃ veditabbo viññūhī ti

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

Postby Individual » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:53 am

First link is broken, Tilt.

I think you mean this:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .wlsh.html
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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:41 am

I think that there is a huge irony here.
One of the characteristics of fundamentalism where ever it is found is that the faith of a fundamentalist is actually on shaky ground. They HAVE to take everything literally and at face value because they fear that the whole edifice of their faith will crumble otherwise. They are then defensive towards the views of any who take a less literalist approach...
Its a common phenomenon. Just slightly unusual in a Dhamma context until recently.
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Re: Suicide and Euthanasia according to Theravada

Postby Alex123 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:22 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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