tiltbillings wrote: Alex123 wrote:
tiltbillings wrote: Why would an arahant khimself? What motivation would there be? Dukkha? That is the underlying motivation of most worldy suicides.
Why not? Why couldn't Arahant kill himself to stop painful bodily feelings?
Sounds like aversion.
Merely a decision to avoid painful feeling. Why feel so much pain when you can end it?
If an arahant is walking and sees a cliff on the path, would he walk around the cliff or walk off a cliff and severely get hurt?
Was his choice to change the walking path due to aversion to falling of the cliff, or was it due to avoiding painful feelings?