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Pain killers at death

Palliative measures can and should be employed whenever possible to mitigate pain and suffering, but the clouding of consciousness through the use of excessive anodyne (pain-killing) therapy should be avoided, as a conscious exit from this plane is beneficial for … Continue reading

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Voluntary Death, Euthanasia, and Assisted Suicide

Suicide postpones and intensifies karma. Dharma ethics do not condone euthanasia or assisted suicide: deliberately causing the death of a patient at his/her request by any lethal means. If requested by the patient, Dharma practitioners may describe —but never recommend— … Continue reading

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