Originally posted by Skepticesque
I have a question about your belief regarding that the next life would be more burdensome. Why would that be? Why would a higher power introduce even
more pain and suffering to an individual who is in excruciating pain and alleviates it through doing what will inevitably happen to them and everyone
I won't speak for anyone else here, but from my own perspective...
We don't know as much, right now, in waking, beta, C1 reality, as we do before and after we die. There's a state of amnesia, which is referred to
as the veil, which prevents us from remembering everything when we are born on this planet. Before we're born, we make a lot of decisions about what
we're going to do while we're here, in the current life.
When we get down here, our awareness gets swallowed up not only by the veil itself, but also by our ego, by all the conflict and other crap that is
going on down here, and by pain etc. We don't have the same level of understanding in physical life, and as a result, all we see is excruciating
pain, that we want to remove. We don't have any real context whatsoever. We don't consciously remember our previous lives, or the objectives we
gave ourselves before we came here.
So from the corporeal perspective, sure; suicide can look like a great idea, because all we're thinking is, "I'm in pain and I want to end it."
We don't realise, though, that the pain might have some point associated with it. Despite the pain, we might have intended to wait a certain length
of time until we contact someone who we needed to see, as one example...but that is only one example. There might be other things which we need to
do, which the pain, despite being bad, doesn't necessarily prevent us from doing.
I might advocate euthenasia in the case of a vegetative or comatose person, so that the soul in question is free to continue with its' development,
and is not trapped; but prior to doing that, I'd probably want to find a suitably qualified shaman who could perform a retrieval, and ask the soul in
question what it wants first.