Re: An instant death


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Posted by Shane (203.37.89.162) on June 20, 2000 at 17:03:17:

In Reply to: An instant death posted by Society-Outcast on June 20, 2000 at 01:03:19:

Dear ......

I know exactly what you mean (though not necessarily how you feel). I have had similar thoughts resident in my mind stream for as long as I can remember. I have been medicated, hypnotised, hospitallised, etc... and basically none of it has been of much assistance.

All I can say that death isn't the answer. It sometimes seems that way (I have been hospitalised twice and have a severely damage liver as a result of this kind of feeling) and the option seems sweet but there are downsides. Think aout the impact on those around you. When thinking along this line it is not necessary to think of someone close, but think about the person you pass on the street who's life you will improve (brighten their day at least) by just smiling and saying hello. That person would be deprived by follolwing this action.

Hang in there. Don't wait until the next life to start seeking your much needed peace, but do it now. Seek out a monastery, or even a dharma group, who can help you find the peace you require.

With Love,
Shane


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