- Jun 29, 2017
Excluding the Abrahamic ones (which AFAIK, Islam is the only one to forbid suicide). Religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism tend to take a dim view of suicide? Why is that?
Christianity most definitely forbids suicide for the reason that life is a gift and is not really ours to begin with.
Are buddhists against suicide? Seems like they like setting themselves on fire...
Because of the law of karma. Suicide is not a way out since you will come back with the same karma and set behind..........Suicide only sets one back the start instead of solving their problems. There is no escape from consciousness,
I'll take a wild guess that you have no idea why he did that?
The whole thing was a protest over the way the Buddhists were being treated, Thích Quang Duc has a shrine to him as his heart never burned & you can still go see it to this day.
All of the major monotheistic religions forbid suicide.
It's because suicide is the ultimate expression of individual agency, which religions are always trying to control/curtail.
without people there is no money for the churches