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Re: A question

Posted by Lini on July 22, 2002, at 15:38:04

In reply to A question, posted by Susan G on July 22, 2002, at 13:26:23

Paraphrased from another website in regard to the Baha'i Faith's view of suicide:

Our religion forbids suicide, but there have been many Bahá'í martyrs who knowingly went to their deaths.

One reason not to commit suicide is because of the harm it can do to the spirit. Shoghi Effendi says that
'Suicide is forbidden in the Cause. God Who is the Author of all life can alone take it away, and dispose of it in the way He deems best. Whoever commits suicide endangers his soul, and will suffer spiritually as a result in the other Worlds Beyond.... '
Lights of Guidance, No. 677, p. 204


Bahai's don't believe in "hell fire" so to speak, but rather that our lives simply are a preparation for the next "world" and in committing suicide, you do not allow your spiritual side to develop to the extent that your life would have permitted.





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