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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 ...
"When you meditate, don't send your mind outside. Don't fasten onto any knowledge at all. Whatever knowledge you've gained from books or teachers, don't bring it in to complicate things. Cut away all preoccupations, and then as you meditate let all your knowledge come from what's going on in the mind. When the mind is quiet, you'll know it for yourself. But you have to keep meditating a lot. When the time comes for things to develop, they'll develop on their own. Whatever you know, have it come from your own 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.

corrine :namaste:


Lying on one's back on the operating table.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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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.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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