Black Spirituality Religion : Do Coffins disrupt Nature?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.

    when our remains are put in a coffin how can nature continue her cycle of rejuvenation returning our bodies to the Earth from which it came?

    Did our bodies come from the Earth? We are what we eat and what we eat comes from the ground. We see this and do not need a book to tell us.

    If our bodies were placed directly in the ground won''t they reincarnate as part of the Earth from which the plants take nourishment and pass that nourishment on to the living?

    If we continue to disrupt nature just so smaddy can make smoney will we not reap the consequences? The consequences are all around us but as long as smaddy is making smoney we refuse to see them.

    Just something to think about.

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    The western process of burying the dead is known to cause a lot of harm to the environment. There's a nice little budding movement on alternatives to all the chemicals and waste.

    This thread has reminded me to take some more serious time to look into those alternatives to make arrangements.
     
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    We sometimes think we are the first or only person to think about something and in our limited social circle we may be but anything of value has been thought about after millions of years of humans thinking on earth. I am glad to see thee are others who see this happening. I too will look into it.
     
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    Green Burial: The Next Step in Green Living for Baby Boomers
    Pioneer practice of green burial makes a comeback with baby boomers


    By Sharon O'Brien, About.com Guide


    Green burial has a much smaller impact on the environment than traditional casket burial, and is intended to provide environmental and ecological benefits over time.

    Types of Green Burial
    One example of a green burial involves preparing the body for burial without embalming fluid or other ecologically harmful chemicals, using a biodegradable casket made from natural materials like willow, bamboo, or paper, and burying the casket in a land preservation site. Trees, shrubs and flowers are planted nearby and over time the body becomes part of the green environment.

    Another green burial option is offered by a company called Eternal Reefs, which creates living memorials that also help to restore fragile reef ecosystems. A person’s cremated remains are mixed with the reef material and then placed in the ocean. This artificial reef attracts marine life and becomes a new reef over time, as well as a “permanent living memorial” to the deceased.

    Green burial was common among U.S. pioneers, who were often buried directly into the ground when caskets weren’t available, but green burial is not common in the U.S. today.

    The new, ecologically motivated practice of green burial is more popular in Britain than the United States. Currently there are approximately 215 green burial sites in Britain, and more are planned.

    http://seniorliving.about.com/od/babyboomers/a/green_burial.htm
     
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    I think if more pople request a Green Burial it will become more popular. Yea go green when you go.I'm sure that like any other industry the burial folks will appreciate the good Pr of going green and we will begin to see more biodegradable caskets, environmentally safe fluids and live memorials. Plus the public will appreciate the low cost.. Man, you could go down to your local wood yard, buy some two by fours and make your own coffin.
     
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    nature and coffins are synonym concepts

    nature contains spirit

    stores life up to eat it

    and spirit sustains nature

    but nature is universally the spirit tomb

    if the spirit can not exist outside of heaven/hell

    creation within creation also speaks to the dangers of destruction within destruction

    gotta free the spirit before it expires

    meaning die before you die

    now people are physically recycling garbage

    the concepts are the same

    the temple is the house for the spirit....

    in essence heaven is the tomb for the spirit.... like the concept of fall, waiting to spring back to life

    both perish cause they reflect each other

    Do I live in a tomb or a temple.

    No

    it's more comfortable I'm sure ruling, overseeing

    war has to exist in both positions to project
     
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