Sightings Articles

Jainism | cycle of death and rebirth | India | santhara | cosmos | karma

Life and Death Matters: The Cosmic Man

Three months ago, on August 10, the High Court of the state of Rajasthan in India ruled against the Jain community’s voluntary practice of meditating without food or water until death. Though this practice is held in high regard by the Jain comm...

October 29, 2015

India | Indian bioethics | Euthanasia | Hinduism | palliative care | karmic cycle | Brahmin | Dharma Shastra | Mahatma Gandhi | Vinoba Bhave | Jainism

The Bioethics of Euthanasia in India: Past and Present

The Los Angeles Times carried an article (January 2013) on the elderly citizens of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, who, perhaps ailing and suffering from debilitating pain, are being quietly sent off to their deaths, often with the use of a ...

December 18, 2014