what happens to people who commit suicide?

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Re: what happens to people who commit suicide?

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:06 am

Well said, Mike.
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Re: what happens to people who commit suicide?

Postby seeker242 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:54 am

Cianna200 wrote:what could happen


Very bad karma is made, worse than what there is now. You will only bring more pain to yourself. A friend of mine is a clinical psychologist. She's very nice. She has helped many people in your situation. You don't want to bring even more pain to yourself, yes? Of course not, no one wants even more pain than they already have. Please find someone like her to help you.

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Re: what happens to people who commit suicide?

Postby fivebells » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:27 am

waterchan wrote:This is a good video about putting the Dhamma into practice.
Ven Robina Courtin is from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition but this talk is about Dhamma in practice, not theology.


Thanks for posting this, quite good.
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Re: what happens to people who commit suicide?

Postby Aloka » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:43 am

waterchan wrote:This is a good video about putting the Dhamma into practice.
Ven Robina Courtin is from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition but this talk is about Dhamma in practice, not theology.


I'm not a fan of Robina Courtin's speaking style, nor of her views on certain things, so I skipped watching the video.

I agree with what Mike said.

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Re: what happens to people who commit suicide?

Postby Babadhari » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:15 pm

Hi Cianna
the Buddha said to achieve birth as a human is an extremely rare occurance.
to take your life is an absolute disregard for this chance at liberation from the process of Samsara,
surely meaning further rebirths in realms beneath that of human.
make the most of this oppurtunity and learn from your sufferings
hope you feel better soon :smile:
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