Originally Posted by carenkh
My .02 - I think this is true sometimes, and sometimes it is part of the pact and greater plan that someone would commit suicide. In other words, like everything else in life, there's not one "right" answer.
that's my thinking. Mato is painting with too broad a brush. The tendency to shame people who are considering suicide seems to me inhumane and not compassionate at all. These are people at the end of their rope and you want to kick them when they are down? I mean I expect that from more fundamentalist religions but not those who are supposedly more spiritually enlightened. Of course it's possible that all suicide is a mortal sin on the "other side" but if so than I seriously question whether or not I want to be a part of such a universe in anyway, if there is any choice in the matter. Suffering for the sake of suffering does not seem to me like a good way to achieve spiritual growth. I think if you are suffering so much you'd consider killing yourself it's a sign you are doing something really wrong. At which point fixing things in this life might be futile.
But that's just my .02.