What is the spiritual perspective on cremation, burial and body consumed by vultures?
Every year more than 50 million people die worldwide. The two main forms of funeral rites adopted by most are either cremation or burial. The Parsis (Zoroastrians) in Mumbai, India, a small community, leave their dead out in the open in the Towers of silence to be consumed by vultures. In the past some civilizations would embalm their dead in the process of mummification. Through spiritual research methodologies, SSRF has examined the effect of some of the main modern types of funeral rites from the point of view of helping our ancestors in the afterlife.
Sometimes people weigh the pros and cons of different forms of funeral rites based on its impact on the environment. This is one yard stick to use. However the most damage is done in the spiritual environment when a spiritually detrimental funeral rite is performed leading to further distress to the subtle body of the dead ancestor. Read more ...
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