Human is subject to very short life span, sickness and death according to Buddhism Cosmology.
Suicide is somehow wrong livelihood in Buddhism.
If one very old age and with the issues below.
- Diagnose with late stage of cancer
- 2 more operations for kidney failure and heart disease
- Have financial issues and need public donation for the above 2.
If under this situation, the patient decided to end the life peacefully by taking pain killer that approved doctor. Patient wants to minimize the suffering and minimize the spread of negativity to surrounding.
Does this consider wrong livelihood ?
What this patient should do?
I saw a Buddhism teaching video before, if one suicide will decent to deepest level of hell. So, does this scenario applicable?
I understand only certain monk can do similar kinda suicide. Anagami monk ( 3rd level attained ) or Arhant monk ( 4th level attained )