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    Bob, aged 92, and Mary, aged 89, were excited about their decision to get married. While out for a stroll to discuss the wedding, they passed a drug store. Bob suggested they go in.
    Bob asked to speak to the pharmacist. He explained they’re about to get married, and asked, "Do you sell heart medication?" 
    "Of course we do," the pharmacist replied. "Medicine for rheumatism?" "Definitely," he said. How about Viagra? 
    "Of course.", "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, jaundice?", "Yes, the works”,"What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antacids?" "Absolutely.","Do you sell wheelchairs and walkers?"All speeds and sizes." 
    ,"Good," Bob said to the pharmacist. "We’d like to register for our wedding gifts here, please."

    The way we grieve, commemorate, and dispose of our dead varies greatly from culture to culture, but some traditions really take funerals to the next level.

    1. The modern way of burial:

    Nearly 50% of persons in the United States are choosing to be cremated. A very popular way is to memorialize the dead is to scatter their ashes in a favorable location, rather than placing a body into an expensive casket and placing it underground in a seldom visited cemetery.

    2. Tibetan Buddhist Celestial Burials:

    But why cremate a perfectly good body when you can use it to feed wild animals? Such is the thinking of Tibetan Buddhists practice ritual dissection, or "Sky Burials" — the tradition of chopping up the dead into small pieces and giving the remains to animals, particularly birds. Sometimes the body is left intact — which is not a problem for advantageous vultures. While this may seem undignified and even a bit disgusting, the ritual makes complete sense from a Buddhist perspective. Buddhists have no desire to preserve or commemorate a dead body, something that is seen as an empty vessel. Moreover, in tune with their respect for all life, Buddhists see it as only fitting that one's final act (even if committed in proxy) is to have their remains used to sustain the life of another living creature; and in fact, the ritual is seen as a gesture of compassion and charity. Today, over 80% of Tibetan Buddhists choose sky burial, a ritual that has been observed for thousands of years.


    Jennifer
    Sep 27, 2017
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  • Fleeta blum UGH...cremate me please
    Fleeta blum - Oct 04, 2017.
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