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  1. “What is Zen Buddhism's view of suicide” is a meaningless action. In the next life, it will be the same, and maybe even a little worse. And not only in Buddhism, any Indian philosophy considers suicide both harmful and pointless. The difference is that in Hinduism, to suffer = to sensitively improve karma (and improve the future incarnation), in Buddhism-no.

    “what limits a person from immoral and unworthy actions?” – basically nothing. In some schools of Buddhism, they even specifically teach you not to adhere to morality.
    There the meaning is different. Morality, dignity – this is what keeps a person in the wheel of samsara (and therefore harms the Buddhist). To get out of this wheel, you need to develop compassion as a quality to a sufficient extent, and you can only develop it on the people around the Buddhist. Therefore, Buddhism guides a person on the path of compassionate action without admixture of morality and dignity.
    But here it is important not to drive a person into some limiting framework (the framework is also samsara, and this means that it is bad for a Buddhist), but that his “natural” compassion wakes up, and then he will not need any morality.

  2. In Buddhism, the realization of attachment to death is a practice that moves away from the path of enlightenment/liberation. Suicide does not stop you from suffering, because the flow of the mind is beginningless and infinite. People who commit suicide deprive themselves of the valuable opportunity to realize Buddha-nature in a human incarnation and cause the mind to remain in suffering as a result of the negative karmic merit accumulated in this way.

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