‘Heroic’ Measures

Dharma practitioners accept the natural rhythm of life and death, and do not engage in extraordinary measures to prolong life (in fact, suffering) at great effort and expense.

These ‘heroic’ measures include those actions that cause ecological and societal harm through the depletion of natural resources, contaminate the environment, or burden the family or society with disproportionate or excessive cost.

Toxic pharmaceuticals, hyper-technological instrumentation, and interventions that require vast expenditures for their preparation, transportation, or administration, constitute extraordinary measures.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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