Buddha couldn't avoid all dukkha. I don't think that I can do better than a Buddha.darvki wrote:This, of course, assumes that one finds the "problems inherent to existence" solvable only by its termination. Many surely think otherwise.Alex123 wrote:If there are multiple lifetimes then suicide will not deal with problems inherent in existence. If there is one life, then suicide is a shortcut.
Angulimala as an Arahant still experienced severe physical pain. He wasn't above that.
In MN144 due to severe illness Bhikkhu Channa, to quote the Buddha,
- Sāriputta, there may be the families of venerable Channa's friends, well-wishers and earlier relatives, I say, there is no fault to that extent. Sāriputta, if someone gives up this body and seizes another, I say it is a fault. In the bhikkhu that fault is not apparent. Bhikkhu Channa took his life faultlessly.MN144
- 10. And at the Capala shrine the Blessed One thus mindfully and clearly comprehending renounced his will to live onDN16
To exist more means to experience more pain, aging, heat, cold, hunger, thirst, abusive people, and other complications inherent in having this body. Buddha was not exempt from it.
- 28. But when the Blessed One had entered upon the rainy season, there arose in him a severe illness, and sharp and deadly pains came upon him. DN16
According to 4NT, at least 2/3 of Dukkha in this life is unsolvable. The only thing is to stop rebirth to stop life with all that which comes with it.