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Post by Nicholas » Thu May 04, 2017 3:47 pm

The first Thursday in May is the National Day of Prayer in the USA. Here are three Sages on prayer:

http://www.prometheustrust.co.uk/Concerning_Prayer.pdf
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Re: Prayers

Post by Nicholas » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:48 pm

The Netherlands RTL news published an article on yesterday about a 29 year-old woman who was approved for euthanasia for psychiatric reasons. Her euthanasia death by lethal injection is scheduled for January 26. The article states (google translated):
Sarah has no terminal illness, but knows that she will die in twelve days. Surrounded by friends and in her own bed. She opts for euthanasia because of unbearable and hopeless psychic suffering. "I have been so devoured by my psychiatric disorders that I am completely broken."
Sarah (not her real name) lives in a small town in the east of the country. She struggles with severe psychological problems from an early age. She has borderline, does self-harm, hears voices, has psychoses and is depressed. She has not wanted to live for years. On New Year's Eve, she received permission for euthanasia after a long trajectory. That will happen on January 26, at two o'clock in the afternoon.
Sarah, whose real name is Aurelia, is a promoter of euthanasia for psychiatric reasons.

The article points to several factors that have led to her seeking death by euthanasia.

After her first suicide attempt Aurelia lived in a hospital for 2½ years. She was then incarcerated for 2½ years after setting fire to the apartment building that she lived-in. In prison she spent time in an isolation cell. She said that she got worse in prison.
Pray for this poor soul that her mind will be quickly blessed with stability and clarity! :meditate: :buddha1:
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Re: Prayers

Post by DNS » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:45 pm

:meditate: :namaste:

That's too bad. I wonder why medication couldn't help her? It sounds kind of dangerous, allowing euthanasia for mental illnesses. It sounds like something that could get out of hand, down a slippery slope to where those with mild mental illnesses might opt for euthanasia . . . .

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Re: Prayers

Post by Nicholas » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:25 pm

DNS wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:45 pm
:meditate: :namaste:

That's too bad. I wonder why medication couldn't help her? It sounds kind of dangerous, allowing euthanasia for mental illnesses. It sounds like something that could get out of hand, down a slippery slope to where those with mild mental illnesses might opt for euthanasia . . . .
The Netherlands are already pretty far down that slope...
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