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...you know where the sanctity of life came from? We made it up. You know why? 'Cause we're alive. Self-interest. Living people have a strong interest in promoting the idea that somehow life is sacred.
Well let me ask you this. If everything that ever lived is dead, and everything alive is gonna die, where does the sacred part come in?
What I would like to know is, what for you would make life not worth carrying on with anymore?
Soldier to go in to battle knowing he will die? How much courage does it take to commit suicide? You call one a hero and the other a coward. But they both commit suicide!
And to give us a reason not to commit suicide.
Originally posted by dontreally
A soldier dies for a constructive purpose. The suicide is entirely and completely selfish. Nothing constructive comes from that at all.
What good comes from a suicide?? Nothing.
It is completely and entirely focused on the self;...
it is completely subjective. Any objective person with a respect for facts would look at the objective reality, and understand that he possesses the power to change things. He DOES, objectively, that is, outside his current lowly emotional state, have the power to draw down a higher emotional awareness of reality. If he understands he thinks the way he does ie his pessimism, because he has a negative emotional state determining his reality, than he he'll understand that he can look at reality in a different way. This "higher" understanding is what William James calls "twice born". Someone who has transcended, so to speak, the pain and sufferring of this world.
Thankyou for showing me how utterly pessimistic and nihilistic Buddhism can be.
Wow. Religion is our cure for suicide?
What a horrible way to look at the world.
Believe it or not, some people commit suicide to take the burden off the hands of the loved ones who may tend to them, or have to see them suffering. Is that selfish?
As for your brief ignorant rant of Buddhism,
Originally posted by MamaJ
I believe in helping others and being here for others in need. I like for people to be support for me as well in my time of need. We are here with an instinct to survive. We love deeply and sob when a loved one passes.
Suicide is a selfish act.....totally against what I believe. To be selfish and kill yourself is a slap in the face to your loved ones. Its a cowardly act. For anyone to commit such an act is pathetic in my opinion.