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medical query

Postby corrine » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:20 pm

Could someone please tell me the Buddhist position on organ transplant? Thank you.

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Re: medical query

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:39 pm

Is there a buddhist position on this? As long as it relieves suffering and doenst harm anyone ...
"Even if you've read the whole Canon and can remember lots of teachings; even if you can explain them in poignant ways, with lots of people to respect you; even if you build a lot of monastery buildings, or can explain inconstancy, stress, and not-self in the most detailed fashion ... The only thing that serves your own true purpose is release from suffering.

"And you'll be able to gain release from suffering only when you know the one mind."

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Re: medical query

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:47 pm

corrine wrote:Could someone please tell me the Buddhist position on organ transplant? Thank you.

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Lying on one's back on the operating table.
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Re: medical query

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:25 am

On a more serious note, I give plasma and I have indicated my wilingness to donate my organs after my death.
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