I do believe in reincarnation. I believe that assisted suicide would rarely have any consequences on one’s rebirth, especially in the instance of severe illness or fatal disease. For some, the basis of reincarnation is that we have come here to live as mortals in order to learn something or improve the condition of the soul. One cannot learn or work on his/her soul while in a vegetative state, or while in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, etc, so there is no purpose for continuing the life.
I agree with this statement 110%, but it also got me wondering.
in order to learn something or improve the condition of the soul.
Some people believe (myself included) that we are here to learn and improve ourselves.
What if the caretaker was here to "learn" about taking care of a person with alzheimers, and the person with alzheimers decides to put a bullet through his own head. Does this mess with the big scheme of things? (rhetorical question)
I still believe as I stated, but the questions seem to outnumber the facts.
This doesn't need an answer, just something to think about.