Euthanasia

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vajrahorizon
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Euthanasia

Post by vajrahorizon » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:02 am

What's the Buddhist view on Euthasia. I was reading a article about a man in Britain who was effectively trapped in his body and the British legal system would not allow a doctor to assist him dying. Does Buddhism have a view on this?

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Kunga Lhadzom
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Re: Euthanasia

Post by Kunga Lhadzom » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:51 am

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If I was suffering horribly,
euthanasia would be the compassionate end of that intolerable existence.
I would choose to die peacefully and painlessly.
If I had a choice.
:namaste:
The Universe flowing through my veins...stars falling from my eyes......

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yan kong
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Re: Euthanasia

Post by yan kong » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:21 pm

All at the same time if we were turely compassionate we would examine each case and not make generlizations.
"Meditation is a spiritual exercise, not a therapeutic regime... Our intention is to enter Nirvana, not to make life in Samsara more tolerable." Chan Master Hsu Yun

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