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Featured Burial or Cremation?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by SalixIncendium, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Advaita Vedantin
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    Which will you have done to your remains? Or are you leaving the decision to those left behind?

    Is your (or their) choice religious, cultural, environmental, or financial?

    If buried, will your remains be embalmed? If cremated, what will be done with your ashes?
     
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  2. Conscious thoughts

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    When i leave this human life, what happens to my physical body is not important:)
    If those left behind has a view of what to do, that is ok to me.
     
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  3. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)

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    Cremation. I want my ashes spread over warm, tropical waters. `
     
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  4. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Advaita Vedantin
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    Any preference of which warm tropical waters?
     
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    I'd rather like a Viking burial at sea, with fire arrows, but I think it would be against the local council byelaws. :p
     
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    The beaches of Hawaii would do nicely. My guess is that doing so would be less expensive than a traditional burial.
     
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  7. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Advaita Vedantin
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    What will you do instead?
     
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    Cremation within 24 hours unless an autopsy is required by law. No service. Dispersion in a river. All 4 of the above reasons.

    (I would never leave the decision to family, as that's abdicating my responsibility. Funeral will be prepaid.)
     
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  9. Secret Chief

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    Ideally, a decent meal for some big cats, probably snow leopards. Failing that I'm fancying liquid cremation.

    Environmental.
    Ashes - up to partner, if she outlives me. Otherwise not fussed. I turned my mum's ashes into blue flowers - her favourite - with assistance from nature.
     
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    Cremation, ashes to the sea.
     
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    Cremation. Graveyards would be better used as allotments, IMO.
     
  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Donation to local university.
    Cheapest method there is.
     
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  13. Audie

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    In Hong Kon g there is hardly room for urns!

    I think burial at sea would make the
    most sense.
     
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    What sort of research do they do? ;)
     
  15. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Advaita Vedantin
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    What is the cultural practice for disposal of remains there with the space constraints?
     
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    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I expect to be used in practical jokes.
     
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    Due to the fact that I worship a death deity and I believe in the acceptance of death embalming is not something I'd want. It is just a way of ignoring death trying to delay the inevitable decay of the body....I would like my organs donated to people who need them and body donated to science as to continue to help others after my death. After science is done with my body a home burial where my body can decay naturally is preferred so I can be one with nature and not help coroporations who have been preying on loves ones jacking up the costs. If that is not posdible then cremation is fine and I can care less what is done with my ashes
     
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  18. SigurdReginson

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    You know... I should devote more thought and effort to this topic. I don't want to leave my loved ones with a big bill because I didn't put in motion plans for what would happen to me after I die.

    I don't really have a preference at all. Throw my dead body in a ditch for all I care. Family are the ones that will have to figure out what they'd prefer.

    I would like to be a cadaver for med students to work on, or maybe a body for a body farm. Anything that might help future generations of scientists and doctors to learn their craft. :)
     
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  19. Audie

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    Hmm. Chinese funeral and burial practices
    are quite a topic.

    I took American boyfriend to meet my Mom,
    and on the way back to NYC, we stopped in
    Taiwan. Went to Sun Moon lake, Taroko
    Gorge etc.

    Anyway in Taipei there was a funeral
    procession. Very noisy. He got interested,
    so we observed the burning of ghost money
    and such goings on.

    THEN he waited to walk up a path among
    the graves on ghost mountain. OK...

    Well, I saw what was going to happen
    when I saw a man crouched by the path
    intent on what he was doing, but said nothing.

    When we got there and my boyfriend saw
    that the man had a sack and a pike of muddy
    human bones that he was cleaning, well, that
    was the end of the walk.

    Anyway, HK there are niches for sale for urns,
    but the govt is promoting " green" disposal
    in designated parks, I forget what they call them.
    Ot disposal at sea, a free service.

    Tell you more than you wanted to hear?
     
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  20. SalixIncendium

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    Not at all. Thanks for the response.
     
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