Is Suicide a Crisis or an Opportunity of the End of Suffering from Buddhist Perspective?

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Nantakorn Piyabhani


Suicide is a problem that is present in every society at every level. It has become
an increasing behavior that is imitated and acceptable, appearing on various social media.
To a large degree in contemporary society, in particular, the rate of suicide attempts is
quickly escalating. This is caused by many social factors of many kinds, such as family
problems; economic problems; problems in love relationships; problems in a society that is
disoriented, chaotic, competitive and lacking in sincerity; face-saving problems when with
a debt burden at work, the problem of suffering from a disease that makes one not want
to live anymore, and other problems not mentioned here that constitute conditions giving
rise to attempted suicide. If one believes in the circle of death and birth, suicide addresses
the problem at only that moment, but as for the future, it will still be a problem that one
cannot avoid, as it was merely passed by in evasion. When the real cause is not properly
extinguished, even more, problems within society will arise. So, the right way of ending
such problems are to give yourself the opportunity to have life in order to create good things
to yourself and society and in order to cultivate cognitive wisdom in the mind which leads
to the complete end of problems.


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Piyabhani, N. (2018). Is Suicide a Crisis or an Opportunity of the End of Suffering from Buddhist Perspective?. The Journal of International Association of Buddhist Universities (JIABU), 11(3), 94–105. Retrieved from
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