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It's very simple: killing human is a downfall transgression. Simple getting pc3 read and understood as found in Vinayas Vibanga, althought the story of origin is as well found in the Suttas where fools killed each other, called for, suggested, killed themself. No need to see them as part of those going well at all.


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Liberation means that we have freed ourselves, but freedom (in the sense used here) is a subtle and difficult concept. Suicide is vexing because those who attempt suicide (generally speaking) are working from within deep attachments: shame, anxiety or fear, despondency, frustration, or any of the states that arise in us when deep-seated cravings go (...


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Piya Tan provides a lengthy analysis for this topic in his commentary to Channovada Sutta (MN 144). He says the traditional commentaries maintain that the monks who committed suicide were not arahants when they took their own life, but became arahants at their final moments. On the other hand, other modern day translators and scholars opine that according to ...


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