Author Topic: Can I allow my children to let me die?  (Read 20135 times)

Jessie Fong

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Re: Can I allow my children to let me die?
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2012, 08:57:23 AM »
If I have to suffer in that vegetative state for the rest of my life then I have to accept the course that my karma had led me to.  How could any parent allow their children to shoulder the burden of taking away this precious life?  How could you as a parent burden your kids with this guilt?  You become selfish not wanting to "suffer" anymore, but did you think how much more your kids would suffer if they had to pull the plug?

We may say Eat healthy, stay healthy to have a quality life but that does not guarantee you a happy ending does it?

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Re: Can I allow my children to let me die?
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2012, 06:25:28 PM »
I for one will not ask my children to carry out that act, because I know that the action will hurt and haunt them for the rest of their lives. It is not fair. Why let them go through such physical trauma and not to mention the bad karma accumulated from carrying out that act. Pulling the plug terminates life and that is killing and killing ones own parents have very severe repercussions and I believe would go straight to hell. Therefore why would I want my children to go to hell. Moreover if I do not allow the karma to take its full course but cutting it short prematurely, I would return in my next life to complete the karma and possibly more severe.

In any case when you are brain dead, you just like having a long deep sleep.

Therefore if I am in that position, I would allow the karma to take its full course until final breath leaves my body.

Jessie Fong

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Re: Can I allow my children to let me die?
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2012, 12:02:32 PM »

In any case when you are brain dead, you just like having a long deep sleep.


When a person is in a coma, there is no indication how long you will be "sleeping".

Picture this scenario : you have been in a coma for week, months, years --- you show no sign of ever waking. The doctors/specialists have done all they could - every single medical test they could think of, every type of new medication/drug the could lay their hands on - none worked.

Are you going to allow the people around you --- your family, friends, the health care staff -- continue to look after you, with the hope that you may one day wake up? Well, what if you and you end up in a vegetative state?  Does that not also present a situation alike when you were in a coma?

If that were to be the case, would you not allow your children to let you die?

I guess the best would be not to have children, then we don't have to put it on their shoulders to pull the plug or not.

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Re: Can I allow my children to let me die?
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2012, 04:53:26 PM »
When a person is in a coma, there is no indication how long you will be "sleeping".

Picture this scenario : you have been in a coma for week, months, years --- you show no sign of ever waking. The doctors/specialists have done all they could - every single medical test they could think of, every type of new medication/drug the could lay their hands on - none worked.

Are you going to allow the people around you --- your family, friends, the health care staff -- continue to look after you, with the hope that you may one day wake up? Well, what if you and you end up in a vegetative state?  Does that not also present a situation alike when you were in a coma?

If that were to be the case, would you not allow your children to let you die?

I guess the best would be not to have children, then we don't have to put it on their shoulders to pull the plug or not.

Sad to say that there are cases where comatose patients have been sleeping for years. I had an uncle who slept for years and we couldn't do anything. He lost so much weight and parts of his body was having rash and peeling. It was really sad and disturbing but that doesn't give me the right to pull the plug. No matter what their karma is, it is meant to be like that. If we were to pull the plug, how would we know the karma have exhaust and it will not continue? How will we know if the person is not waking up? I can be sure to tell you I will not pull the plug. Why? Because my uncle woke up.

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Re: Can I allow my children to let me die?
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2012, 05:14:35 PM »
When a person is in a coma, there is no indication how long you will be "sleeping".

Picture this scenario : you have been in a coma for week, months, years --- you show no sign of ever waking. The doctors/specialists have done all they could - every single medical test they could think of, every type of new medication/drug the could lay their hands on - none worked.

Are you going to allow the people around you --- your family, friends, the health care staff -- continue to look after you, with the hope that you may one day wake up? Well, what if you and you end up in a vegetative state?  Does that not also present a situation alike when you were in a coma?

If that were to be the case, would you not allow your children to let you die?

I guess the best would be not to have children, then we don't have to put it on their shoulders to pull the plug or not.

Sad to say that there are cases where comatose patients have been sleeping for years. I had an uncle who slept for years and we couldn't do anything. He lost so much weight and parts of his body was having rash and peeling. It was really sad and disturbing but that doesn't give me the right to pull the plug. No matter what their karma is, it is meant to be like that. If we were to pull the plug, how would we know the karma have exhaust and it will not continue? How will we know if the person is not waking up? I can be sure to tell you I will not pull the plug. Why? Because my uncle woke up.

But if i am the one who is lying on the bed with brain dead, i would hope my children or family member to just pull off the plug. I would not want to imagine to even the slightest moment that i will have to go through the trauma in my mind that i am brain dead and start to worry for all my family members who are dragged into this problem of mine. I do not want to be a burden to anyone and the cost is too high to maintain my life. it is much better to use the money to save animals life or other meaningful purpose.

If i am looking from the family's point of view, i of course would not want to do that (pull off the plug) because it takes a very brave decision to do that decision especially if you are talking about the person who is suffering on the bed is my own parent. It makes me even harder to take.