Sw. Chdananda Suicide
From a Darshan Book:
A sannyasin groupleader says he is disturbed about a suicide which occurred
early that morning: I asked myself today, 'Was I not with you? Were you not
with me?' I don't know.
I am with you
continuously, but sometimes you lose track of me. But that is natural, that's
very natural. Sometimes you forget about me.
Sometimes you become so engrossed in a problem that the whole consciousness
becomes narrow, focused on a problem. And the mind is always searching,
searching, for something that can become an excuse for misery.
Sometimes it finds such beautiful excuses that you cannot see through it -- for
example, this suicide.
Something has to be
understood about it.
One thing is: life in itself is not intrinsically a value; neither is death in
itself intrinsically a disvalue. Just as man is losing the taboo about sex, man
has to lose the taboo about death too; that too is a taboo.
Suicide is not a sin.
It is just part of human freedom...
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