Re: Theos-World tricky situation for a theosophist
Nov 26, 2002 09:12 PM
Several decades ago, a young man who was depressed and unhappy with life
consulted a well known "theosophist" and told him that he wants to kill
himself that way his problem will be solved. The "theosophist" pondered a
few seconds and talked to him and found out that he had some savings and
told him to go to a small city in Mexico and live there for a year and see
how things are working out and at the end of the year, if he is still
depressed and unhappy, it was ok to kill himself and thus the problem will
be solved. It is over 3 decades and the man is still living in Mexico.
Recently one of my friends was in the hospital and was not in a good shape
and he refused all treatment and his family concurred with his decision. I
went and saw him late in the night and took leave of him. Before I took
leave, I mentioned that he should give a three month try and see how things
work out. I do not know what happened that night, a week later I found him
in a far better shape in the hospital after he decided to take treatment. I
not sure if any of my comment had any effect on him.
As one exposed to theosophy, when I see a suicidal person I would look at
the circumstances and see if I can motivate the person to see the bright
side of the situation and finally let him/her make whatever decision he/she
At 05:49 PM 11/26/02 -0800, you wrote:
>Now we all know that theosophy does not condone
>suicide yet theosophy does condone selfless,
>altruistic actions. The tricky situation for the
>theosophist is this: should a theosophist support
>suicide when there is a benficial outcome involved?
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