Re: REQUEST: How is suicide viewed in the Hindu religion?
Subject: Re: REQUEST: How is suicide viewed in the Hindu religion?
From: email@example.com (Dr. Jai Maharaj)
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 16:05:35 -1000
Organization: Mantra Corporation, USA
Reply-To: "Dr. Jai Maharaj" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In article <ghenDxoKHo.4Fv@netcom.com>,
of Fri, 13 Sep 1996 16:58:36 GMT,
email@example.com (Gururajan Ramachandran) wrote:
> It is my understanding that suicide is considered a
> major sin in the Hindu religion. Is this true? . . .
As quoted by Hinduism Today:
"Hinduism teaches that those who commit suicide are
not following the dictum of their religion. God has
given life and no one must take it away, but Him." . . .
"Man has been pre-ordained for a special assignment on
earth. Failure to execute that assignment through the
short cut method of suicide will mean that that
individual would have to come back on earth through
lower forms of life,"
- Pundit Ramesh Tiwari
President, Edinburgh Hindu Temple
Jai Maharaj <firstname.lastname@example.org> Jyotishi, Vedic Astrologer
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