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Published on Nov 26, 2016
Dhamma Questions answered:
Question 151: Which future rebirth-destinies are possible for one, who commits suicide? @ 4:18
Question 152: Does a person, who commits suicide, break the first precept: Avoiding all Killing? @ 6:10
Question 153: What did the Buddha say on his views, and knowledge about suicide? @ 9:04
Source Texts: The 3 Arahant Bhikkhus (= Buddhist Monks), who committed blameless suicide: Venerable Channa: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: Majjhima Nikaya 144: Advice to Channa (Channovada Sutta) Venerable Godhika: The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: Samyutta Nikaya I 23 (3): Godhika Sutta (SN i 120f) Venerable Vakkali: The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: Samyutta Nikaya III 87 (5): Vakkali Sutta (SN iii 119ff) Venerable Sappadasa who considered suicide, but succeeded awakening without it. Sappadasa Theragatha 6.6. PTS Theragatha verse 405-410