If a loved one needs a medical procedure, I will somehow arrange to make it possible. And to it all creatures return, to begin the cycle once again.
As British dramatist Francis Beaumont put it, Returning the body of someone we cared for to the earth is a sign of love. Think back to your first pet: "We burned the trash and buried the treasure.
C., explained that, “Plenty of times, cremations are just as expensive as burials.” There is one type of cremation, however, whose costs can’t be beat: direct cremation.
In this type of cremation, a cremation company is contacted online or by telephone.
Try burning a seed before planting it — nothing will grow.
In choosing cremation, humanity shows its power, but to what end?
Spiritual Ramifications The severity, repetition, and focus on providing proper Jewish burial in the Bible, Talmud, and books of Jewish law are remarkable, and hint at its important spiritual ramifications. They explain core concepts about cremation and burial that change the way we think about death — and life. Mourning practices, then, are understood to be for the mourners. While providing comfort to the bereaved is central to Jewish tradition (and is crucial to mourning practices), it is not the only factor to be considered.
Decomposition of a plant or living creature creates fertilizer.
The intrinsic elements of the matter are not changed — rather they are given back to the ground.
Others sealed them away in elaborate mausoleums with food and drink, mummified them, left them for the vultures, cannibalized them and done the unthinkable to the bodies of their loved ones.
Presumably, most people simply followed their neighbors’ example in deciding what method to choose.