When I was writing on this post earlier I noted that presenting our views is wrong . However it is not wrong if we base our views on Buddha Darma.SarathW wrote:Yes this is exactly the point made by Bhante Jag. I can see his point. However i still uncertain about it as I am not an Arahant.
Considering the varied opinion and the uncertainty, I rather take the safe path.
That is ,Arahant will not commit suicide.
Having said that I too endorse the fact that any body committing suicide must have a valid reason of justification. Of course a layman committing suicide will end up in the lower realms of life.But an arhant will have the excuse of no rebirth.
Yet the wrong impression if not justified by an arhant by suicide will lead the layman to doubt in the validity of faith on buddhidm.
As such it I'd up to the skilled intellectuals to find and present valid and justified reasons to safeguard faith.
From the buddhist philosophy arising from damma it is my conviction that we are on this earth for a purpose.and the damma is there to explain this purpose. Tri lakshana (anitta, dukka, anatma) can be expanded to explain the value of purpose of life.
I do not wish to expand on my views hence that life in this matter of anatta cannot be subjected for disbanded for any selfish reason. How can this be explained in justification of suicide of an arhant.
Agganna sutra explains that life energy reacts with the expansion and contraction of the universe and morality has an effect on the environment.