I can never let go of this saying from a very wise and humane philosopher named Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)?





by Irish Girl (20th account):

‘ The only way to prevent suffering and death is to prevent a life been born ‘
I read this when i was a teenage girl and since then it has been the most sensible and humane saying i have ever heard from anyone.
Your comments?

Answer by 11 years old
Srsly, how are you a doctor?


  1. yes yes yes the buddha was a most amazing man
    have you read krishna murti
    as for me i decided when i was a child never to have children as the world was a
    horrible place for kids

  2. “If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.”
    – Martin Heidegger –
    Heidegger was also a deep and humane thinker but too difficult for most people to follow. This sums up his most essential thought, as far as I’m concerned…

  3. Yeah and? Life is about suffering and death this is earth not paradise. I have suffered in life and I will die I am cool with that….

  4. It makes perfect sense in many ways. From a Buddhist stand point it means being free from the cycle of rebirth that has been verified by scientists. It also goes to show that suffering is a universal phenomenon and a part of “being born”. However, it does not endorse abortion which can be seen as taking a life but could be interpreted as being responsible in not just bringing children into the world in an irresponsible manner. Personally I don’t want to have kids — too much drama lol!

  5. Sounds like he’s a pro abortionist or at least a pro-birth controlist because sometimes giving birth to a child really only brings him or her to misery. In many countries around the world in great famine and disease, giving birth to a child that is likely going to starve to death or be malnourished is pointless. Just like one of Michael Jackson’s songs say, “we should be responsible for the world and make sure that we can give support those we give birth to”.

  6. Wow… that’s… miserable! Suffering and death are unavoidable parts of the mortal experience, but not having the option of life actually sucks even more. And I don’t think it’s the only way, though all others are palliative.

  7. Buddha realized that all living things suffer and die. can’t avoid it, other than not being born. and no, this is not a justification for abortion.

  8. Oh my gooooosh! Yes of course!! I know of a person who thinks that way too. Seriously, I see the point. Although as a selfish individual, I would like to experience family life I guess it’s no longer necessary with this kind of society that we are having today. It has transformed big time that most of us no longer realize the fundamentals. We have already become too complicated and blinded by money that all we think about is survival in this system. All of us are suffering and we try to cope to make things feel better but in reality we are just making things worse (in general) coz what we do to cope as individuals affects others too. That’s just my point of view…

  9. I’m not sure what to think about that. I like most of Buddha’s sayings, but that confuses me. My favorite is ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ from Ghandi.

  10. It makes sense since they believe in reaching enlightenment and no long having to be reborn into a life that is nothing but suffering.

  11. I think what he was trying to say that everyone has some degree of pain and suffering in life.
    You’re not trying to make him a pro choice advocate are you?

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