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They followed the method of voluntary cessation of nutrition which has the religious sanctity of a procedure called Prayopavesha.
A Socio Religious Analysis of Suicides and its Impact on Economic
prayopavesha, requires too much time and willpower that there is no danger of acting on an impulse.
Mahabharata tatparnirnaya
unto death i.e. prayopavesha.

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Live and let die
There are many other tales of hindus and jains fasting unto death — prayopavesha — even in the 20th century, at least those who had fulfilled domestic responsibilities and had no desires and ambitions left to satisfy.

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A Saint's Self-Willed Death - Magazine Web Edition > September
Dissed by disbelievers: Unsympathetic "rationalists" termed prayopavesha "an act of It cannot be termed a suicide, as a yogi can enter prayopavesha.
Suddha - Welcome To Light On Ayurveda Education Foundation
Hindu Attitudes about Suicide - Hinduism
Prayopavesha is not regarded as suicide because it is natural and nonviolent, and only for spiritually advanced people under specified circumstances.
Upasani Baba - Mountainrunnerdoc
One day he entered a small grotto, determined to fast until death (a Hindu tradition called prayopavesha).
HPI - Mar 15, 2011

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