FOOTNOTE TO “IS SUICIDE A CRIME?”
[The Theosophist, Vol. IV, No. 4, January, 1883, p. 93]
[“An Inquirer” addresses the above question to the Editor of The Theosophist, imbodying in his query the statement: “I shall certainly affirm that an incurable invalid who finds himself powerless for good in this world has no right to exist . . .”, upon which H. P. B. comments:]
And the affirmation—with a very, very few exceptions—will be as vehemently denied by every occultist, spiritualist, and philosopher, on grounds quite the reverse of those brought forward by Christians. In “godless” Buddhism suicide is as hateful and absurd, since no one can escape rebirth by taking his life.