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Dhamma on Air #46 Audio


The Buddha's stance on Suicide

Dhamma on Air #46 audio:


Dhamma Questions answered:

Question 151: Which future rebirth-destinies are possible for one, who commits suicide? @ 4:18

Question 152: Does a person, who commits suicide, break the first precept: Avoiding all Killing? @ 6:10

Question 153: What did the Buddha say on his views, and knowledge about suicide? @ 9:04

Corresponding Video:

Source Texts: The 3 Arahant Bhikkhus (= Buddhist Monks), who committed Blameless Suicide:
Venerable Channa:
The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: Majjhima Nikaya 144: Advice to Channa (Channovada Sutta)
Venerable Godhika:
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: Samyutta Nikaya I 23 (3): Godhika Sutta (SN i 120f)
Venerable Vakkali:
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: Samyutta Nikaya III 87 (5): Vakkali Sutta (SN iii 119ff)
Venerable Sappadasa who considered suicide, but succeeded Awakening without it.
Sappadasa Theragatha 6.6. PTS Theragatha verse 405-410

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