Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
I agree with this. I've wrestled with suicidal thoughts off and on in my life and attempted suicide once. There is nothing logical about the state of mind you are in. It is more like a last resort at finding some measure of peace in your life when you have been in mental pain and distress for a extended period of time and see no way out of it.
Logic is there but not intelligence....That's the problem. The two are not seen as separate. The mind logically attaches to ideas, but we have ideas because we don't know intelligently what is true.
My mom was logically correct....suicide solved her problems. She hasn't had to face them at all. But her logic was an idea and didn't encompass the whole of life so she didn't have the intelligence to see how the lives around her would be affected and she didn't have the intelligence to see a path out of her problems, that she lived in fear in her ideas and not in peace in her intelligence.
The mind isn't intelligent, it's just a process to help us guess about what we don't know. It functioned fine in that sense. The failure was in other areas of her mind where she was conditioned to live in ideas which results in a life of judgment for self and for others and not compassion.