One Should Know the Mind of your own to Save the Body.
Suicide indicates an end the ending of the conscious state of mind that recognises sensations and acknowledges the body. This ending by will is termed as suicide and attracts negative connotations by the judgemental mind that moralises every aspect of existence.
One who migrates to the highest state of evolution and opts for ‘samadhi’ is worshipped and the ending is glorified; on the other hand, one who ends his life prematurely is looked down upon.
Recognition and acceptance of the ‘spirit’ and duality together with the perpetual nature of the soul, gives rise to the theory of continuity after death.
The mind that has been conditioned with the existence of the all-pervasive and omnipresent spirit beyond the body, considers ending this mind-body coordinate as this is but a stepping stone on this endless journey.
This also reinforces the belief that the suffering of the self is limited to this existence and will end with the end of the self.
Life is thus perceived as a switch-on, switch-off kind of process that the spirit experiences in its eternal journey. Intelligence tries to comprehend the incomprehensible and the result is frustration that manifests itself as aberrated behaviour.
The spirit or that which is incomprehensible, is explained intellectually and one gets busy responding to the requirements of daily life. Our actions give rise to memory, and in turn, to our thoughts.
The thought of ending one’s life is nothing but a product of sensation and memory that might have encountered such thoughts and stored them as experiences during the process of existence.
Rather than educating the mind of the possibility of ending life, perhaps we can focus our energies upon understanding life? Can a complete understanding of suffering, end suffering itself?
How does one understand suffering beyond how it is explained by the intellectual mind and instead comprehend how the living can be liberated from their thoughts? My theory is that there are two kinds of beings.
One who is ‘enlightened’ and the other who has had ‘metaphysical or mystical experiences’. The former need not consider suicide, as Nisargadatta Maharaj said,“I will never die because I was never born” and the latter should acknowledge being human.
If this conflict is resolved, many of us, who have either had illusions or any kind of esoteric or mystic experiences would try to resolve problems originated by thought, by thought itself, rather than contemplate ending the self.>