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More on Suicide

Nov 29, 2002 07:46 PM
by dalval14

Nov 29 2002

Dear friends:

Here are some more statements on Suicide.


Illustrate that in this way: Here is a man who has the capacity to go
on living for 30 or 40 years • ‘ goes against him; he thinks that he
can get rid of all his misfortunes by committing suicide; that is, he
thinks that if he blows his head off, he will be annihilated. Now, he
is “annihilated,” so far as this life is concerned. He takes a shot,
puts a bullet through his heart or brain, and we say, “He is dead;
that is the end of him.” It is, for this incarnation. But is the man
annihilated? No • He merely lost what he had so far gained in this
incarnation and what he might have gained, and in the next incarnation
he has to begin all over again——plus the tendency to come to the same

The suicide says, in effect, “I would rather cease to be than go on
being as I am,” and the very fact of suicide ought to enable us, when
we dwell on it as an analogy, to see how it is that when the latter
part of the Fifth Round comes, myriads upon myriads of men, unable to
face the accumulated Karma of the Manvantara——not merely the
precipitated Karma of a single lifetime—will say, “I would rather be
out of it; I would prefer extinction to this.” They have made their
choice, just as any one living today makes his individual choice.

Every year there are thousands upon thousands of suicides; thousands
upon thousands of adult, reasoning men and women come to that point of
tangled threads in one single incarnation where they say, “I would
rather be annihilated than struggle with this, than face this.” That
is a deliberate choice. When they have to face the precipitation, not
of one life time but of thousands of lifetimes, what are these people
going to do? Will not many of them make the same choice again? And
then that means that they will lose all consciousness of separative,
individual existence. So, when the new Manvantara opens, they will
begin just as is spoken of in the Third Fundamental——they have to pass
through every elemental form until they regain the level at which they
quit in this cycle. Then only is Manas waked up in them.


Best wishes,


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