The Suicide Paradigm: Insights from Ancient Hindu Scriptures

The world religions in general promote peace and happiness. They strongly discourage all sorts of violence in society including suicide. Religious commitments toward life-saving value are known to prevent suicide attempts since all world religions promote unity, reducing interpersonal hostilities. T...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Authors: Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy; Hsu, Minna J.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Springer Science + Business Media B. V. [2017]
In:Journal of religion and health
Year: 2017, Volume: 56, Issue: 3, Pages: 807-816
Further subjects:B Tradition
B Religion
B Death
B Hinduism
B Society
B Suicide
B Culture
B India
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:The world religions in general promote peace and happiness. They strongly discourage all sorts of violence in society including suicide. Religious commitments toward life-saving value are known to prevent suicide attempts since all world religions promote unity, reducing interpersonal hostilities. Therefore, understanding the basics on what religious scriptures narrate on life and death including suicide is essential. This paper highlights the seldom discussed topic on the concept and consequences of suicide portrayed in the ancient Hindu religious scriptures.
ISSN:1573-6571
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religion and health
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s10943-015-0178-3