Originally Posted by Ghost Of
I consider it, but it would destroy my mother... I can only imagine her reaction if she would find me dead. WHY can I not take my own life if I want to??
Is this something I can talk to her about without freaking the hell out of her?
It would be a great shortcut if it worked. You do not need anyone's permission. It would be great to end all your suffering. Since it does not work, Buddha had to search and find the way to end all suffering. See you can kill your body but your conciousness is there and you will still suffer.
Have you heard of Socrates? He is considered the father of Western thinking. He taught that the most important thing in life is the immortal soul. Sorry, but you cannot kill it. He said "Know Thyself." That is how you end all suffering by learning about your true self.
Do you think that people are born to do stuff and then die? What is the purpose of that? But it is to find their eternal self that is beyond all suffering. So killing yourself will not stop the pain. Words of Peace Global
You need to find your true self to end your suffering. The true self is infinitely happy and cannot suffer.
Why does anyone suffer? What is the purpose? It is to motivate them to discover their true self. That is the only way out of suffering.