Voluntary Euthanasia: age, not illness

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Sam Vara
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Voluntary Euthanasia: age, not illness

Post by Sam Vara » Thu May 10, 2018 2:09 pm

I thought this was interesting. No terminal illness, but just thought he had lived long enough at 104 and chose his time to go.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44069885

Was living independently until a few weeks ago, and working productively until an incredible age. I wonder why he thought he just couldn't let nature take its course.

Anyway, :candle: :candle: :candle:

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Re: Voluntary Euthanasia: age, not illness

Post by Bundokji » Thu May 10, 2018 3:34 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 2:09 pm
I thought this was interesting. No terminal illness, but just thought he had lived long enough at 104 and chose his time to go.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44069885

Was living independently until a few weeks ago, and working productively until an incredible age. I wonder why he thought he just couldn't let nature take its course.

Anyway, :candle: :candle: :candle:
Probably because the rest of whatever left of his life if he lets nature takes its course will most likely be of a poor quality, or simply he has had enough.
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

This was the last word of the Tathagata.

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