Sallekhanā – the zenith of human life

by Vijay K. Jain
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Sallekhanā – the zenith of human life
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Vijay K. Jain
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2015
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4
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Vikalp Printers
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When death is imminent, the vow of sallekhanā is observed by progressively slenderizing the body and the passions. Since the person observing sallekhanā is devoid of all passions like attachment, it is not suicide. The way to make human birth meaningful is through renunciation of worldly pleasures, and through meditation, austerities, propagation of true faith, and attaining a pious and passionless death by relinquishing the body through the method of sallekhanā.

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Vijay K Jain
Vijay K Jain When death is imminent, the vow of sallekhanā is observed by progressively slenderizing the body and the passions. Since the person observing sallekhanā is devoid of all passions like attachment, it is not suicide. The way to make human birth meaningful is through renunciation of worldly pleasures, and through meditation, austerities, propagation of true faith, and attaining a pious and passionless death by relinquishing the body through the method of sallekhanā.
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