There seems to be an extreme aversion by Christians to suicide, it is a sin. Why?
Question: Where in the Bible is this written. Any of you guys know?
I personally had this same aversion but now am starting to think differently.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think its cool for some teenager to hang himself over an unrequited love
or flunking Geometry.
I have read that in the higher dimensions an individual decides when he wishes to terminate an existence and simply leaves. According to the story, this is what Buddha did 2,500 years ago.
"The day Gautam Buddha died, early in the morning he said to his disciples, ”It is more than enough. It is time for me to leave.” (He was 79 years old at the time)
For a man who has lived fully, death becomes a decision: it is up to him. Death does not come to him; he himself makes his body available for death.
Buddha closed his eyes and said, ”I have taken the first step – I am no more the body.” And then, ”I have taken the second step – I am no more the mind. I have taken the third step – I am no more the heart. I have taken the fourth step – I have entered into my consciousness.”
That very moment his breathing stopped, his heartbeat stopped. This is a totally different kind of death – so easy and so relaxed, so fulfilled, so grateful to existence. These are the same steps as those of meditation."
What do you guys think about this?
Even if this turns you off a bit, see the movie for a great performance by Pacino and great writing by Adam Mazer.