Question: Where do interpretations and advice on issues involving life-sustaining treatment and organ-body donation arise from, considering that such medical issues probably did not exist when Great Master Yinguang gave his teachings on ‘The Three Great Essentials When Approaching Death’?
Answer: They arose from principles taught by the Buddha. For the above issues, also from Great Master Yinguang’s essentials, as digested and applied. For example, removal of life-support that happens to be already turned on, and cutting of body are severe physical disturbances for the unprepared, drastic movements of the body, as covered in the Third Essential.
The Third Great Essential When Approaching Death