09 December, 2017

Death—part 3

This is the third part of the series on death; together the series covers the following topics:

There is nothing like death / only fools desire to be immortal / there are various spiritual planes / ashes to ashes, dust to dust---it is not as simple as that /The state of mind at the time of death is very important / extreme quiet and self-control should be observed in the chamber of death / why cremation is preferable to burial, as a way of disposing of corpses / about tombs / and in spite of the warning by adepts, tombs were opened, releasing forces upon the world which have endangered it /controversy regarding prophet Muhammad’s tomb / Zoroastrian burial rituals and importance of the dog in the funeral rites and the psychic power of animals / All you wanted to know about the Manikarnika cremation Ghat at Varanasi  

Funeral customs of the Zoroastrians known as Parsis

The Dakhma-nashini mode of disposal of the dead is where the body is placed inside a well like structure called dakhma (meaning "to burn from the Sun")and commonly referred to as the tower of silence  where the Sun and the flesh eating vultures (or dog) works systematically and hand-in-hand to destroy the dead body, this process was deemed to maintain the purity of the earth and the atmosphere during the process of bodily decomposition and the natural elements like air, fire, water or earth are not defiled.

The entire complex comprising of prayer halls, mortuary and a small building called a sagri within which a fire is kept burning continuously, the dakhmas etc is called Doongerwadi (doonger stands for a hill and wadi stands for an orchard)

I do not fully understand this custom because decay leaves a foundation for new life to flourish hence how can the elements get defiled? Moreover birds also carry the flesh out of the dakhma, but since this is an Aryan custom which is thousands of years old there must certainly be some wisdom in it

However people do not know that the dakhma is not merely a receptacle for the dead bodies. The dakhma is a spiritual institution whose importance is on the same level as an Atash Behram (Parsis are fire worshipers; An Atash Behram (Fire of Victory) is the highest grade of a fire that can be placed in a Zoroastrian fire temple. The establishment and consecration of this fire is the most elaborate of all the grades of fire. It involves the gathering of 16 different types of fire, including lightning, fire from a cremation pyre, fire from trades where a furnace is operated, and fires from the hearths. Each of the 16 fires is then subject to a purification ritual before it joins the others. 32 priests are required for the consecration ceremony, which can take up to a year to complete)

The parsis believe that the reason the dakhma is so important is that it helps to liberate the Anasers (spiritual DNA) and return them back to higher realms from where they came and hence the soul is liberated.

The power to carry out this function in the dakhma comes from the yantra which is created before the dakhma is built and buried in the dakhma in a ceremony called the tana ceremony

Before the Dakhma can be built a very intricate ceremony called the Tana ceremony is carried out. The ground where the physical structure of the Dakhma is to be created is first dug up to the foundation level. Then 301 nails of various weights, shapes and sizes are made out of copper are hammered in the ground, the largest of the nails weighs 20 kilos, Many weeks before this ceremony, Zoroastrian ladies belonging to the priestly class begin weaving the woollen thread with the accompaniment of prayers which will be used in the Tana ceremony. The procedure followed is the same as is used while extracting the thread from which the kusti (sacred girdle worn by Zoroastrians around their waists) is woven. The only difference is that the kusti has 72 strands where the thread for the tana ceremony has 101 strands. This thread is then carefully wound up to make a big ball of thread, which is passed and wound around the nails by the priest to create the required design of yantra at no point the thread touches the ground or gets entangled in any way, since that would ruin the whole ceremony, this design accompanied by prayers chanted by the priest creates a gigantic circuit. The entire process of the Tana ceremony is to make a supercharged powerhouse, called Talesam – or Talisman, within the boundaries of the Dakhma therefore the dakhma hastens the spiritual progress of the deceased
After the ceremony, people of the community visit the place and offer jewellery and money generously in the pit

Magical design created at the tana ceremony

For a full description of the ceremony, please click on the this links

I will explain briefly the process

Most elevated place is selected for the construction of the tower of silence (dakhma), there the terrestrial magnetism works without hindrance; and there, in the atmosphere flows the benevolent wind; there the rays of the sun fall straight and direct   

On that vast portion of the elevated land, where the dakhma will come up, gospands (beneficent cattle) like goats, lambs etc are set free to graze for a minimum period of seven months! The urine and excreta (taro and gobar) of the innocent animals help destroy pockets of sprites and dark forces, if any and make the whole area peaceful and pure (in this regard, it is very pertinent to point out that some years ago, when in Chernobyl, Russia, there was a leakage of radioactivity, scientists were pleasantly surprised to find that houses which were splattered with the urine and gobar of cattle, there was hardly any adverse radiation)

The presence of such animals as cattle spread an aura of peace and compassion in the area they are kept

Then the Tana ceremony is conducted after which the dakhma is constructed and after that ceremonies are held to commission the dakhma and the first body brought into the dakhma must be of an innocent child or a priest

Outside view of dakhma

The dakhma is in the shape of a well; the roof is divided into three concentric circles representing good thoughts, words and deeds. There are numerous depressions in a row that allow bodies to be placed side-by-side, bodies of children are placed in the inner circle (marked A), the middle circle is for the bodies of women (marked B) and the outer circle for the bodies of men (marked C).

"Footpaths for corpse-bearers to move about (marked D).

The clothes wrapped round the corpses are removed and destroyed immediately after they are placed in the Tower -- 'Naked we came into this world and naked we ought to leave it.'

Inside the dakhma

The corpse is completely stripped of its flesh by vultures within an hour or two (The vultures never touch the ones who are apparently dead), once the bones have been bleached by the sun and wind, which can take as long as a year, a deep central well in the Tower, 150 feet in circumference is used for depositing the dry bones assisted by lime and phosphorus —they gradually disintegrate and the remaining material—with run-off with rainwater.

There are holes in the inner sides of the well through which the rain water is carried into four underground drains (marked F), at the base of the Tower, These drains are connected with four underground wells (marked H), the bottoms of which are covered with a thick layer of sand, pieces of charcoal and sandstone are also placed at the end of each drain (marked G), which are renewed from time to time. These double sets of filters are provided for purifying the rain water passing over the bones, before it enters the ground thus observing one of the a principles or beliefs of the Zoroastrian religion that “The Mother Earth shall not be defiled.”

3 hrs after death, the dead body cannot be touched by anybody except special corpse bearers called khandhias and Nassesalars (nasellars, a contraction of nasa.salar, caretaker (salar) of potential pollutants (nasa), who live apart from the rest of society and they are only allowed to enter the dakhma

The body is now bathed in the urine (Taro) of a special white bull (that is the Nandi of Shiva in Zoroastrian religion)

Then ceremony prayers are conducted and no pregnant woman is allowed to be present near the Geh- Sarna ceremony because of the fear that the powerful incantations may have an adverse effect on the unborn child

Now the sagdid ceremony is conducted ("Sag" meaning "dog" and "did" meaning "to see".

A corpse is considered impure not just physically on account of infection and decay, but also because it is swiftly colonised by evil spirits

Hence a Dog is brought near to gaze on the face of the dead person. The Dog possesses divine sight, and as per Aryan tradition has the power to see and chase away any evil spirits.

Dog is the only living creature that evil fears and that prevents him from taking possession of the body; no one shadow must lie between the body and the dog otherwise the whole strength of the dogs gaze will be lost

Animals can see frequencies which humans can’t; however “four-eyed” dog that is a dog with two spots / tan flecks above the eyes is preferred for the sagdid ceremony, such dogs have psychic abilities

This four-eyed dog is spoken of in the Avesta is the "four-eyed" dogs of the Rig Veda 10th Mandala which guarded the way to Yama's abode. "Fear not to pass the guards the four-eyed brindled dogs that watch for the departed."

An iron bier called "gehân" on which the body is carried since wood being porous, and therefore likely to carry and spread germs of disease and infection, its use is strictly prohibited in the funeral ceremonies.

The corpse-bearers must be at least two, even if the deceased were a mere infant that could be carried by one man. It is strictly prohibited that the body be removed by one. The body must be carried by two, four, six, or any such even number according to the weight of the deceased. "Nobody should carry the dead alone."
A pair or the number two plays a prominent part in all the ceremonies for the disposal of the dead body; after death, the body must never be left alone or in the company of only one person. After washing it, there must be always two persons sitting by its side. Again, the persons who put on the clothes and place it on the slabs of stone must be two. The corpse-bearers must be two and the priests who say the last funeral prayers are also two in number. The persons who attend the funeral procession to the Tower also go in pairs holding a "paywand" in the form of a handkerchief between them. A single individual can never attend the funeral procession.

If the body regains consciousness the persons whose duty is to take the body inside the dakhma are bound to kill him; for such a person who has been polluted by one touch of the dead bodies in the dakhma, as thereby lost all rights to return to the living, by doing so he would contaminate the entire community (this was an old custom and is no longer practiced now)

Vultures were specially imported from Persia since Indian vultures proved to be weak and not so blood thirsty to strip the body to its bones in a few minutes but unfortunately the vulture population has seen a 99.9% decline by 2008 due to habitat destruction caused by urbanisation, and further because of the drug Diclofenac (used as a pain killer by humans and also being given to cattle to reduce joint pain and hence allow them to work longer), proved toxic for the vultures feeding on bovine (cattle) carcases, and the bodies of parsis who consumed the drug in their lifetime. The drug was banned in May 2006, but still is been manufactured illegally  

With no vultures present for the disposal of the dead, there have been many controversies where people want to put a stop to this ancient custom, some staunch parsis believe that because of the spiritual power of the dakhma the dead body of a Zoroastrian lying in the dakhma in never defiled even if it rains, they quote examples like following the plague in Bombay in the late 19th century, some 2,500 bodies had been placed in the dakhma. There were so many bodies that the well was overflowing with them and a new one had to be built. Yet, the British authorities at that time had confirmed that no disease came from the wells but others have different opinions, a lot of measures like solar concentrators, ozone gas are being used at present in the dakhma

In Bombay (Mumbai) the doongerwadi is spread over a forested area of 55 acres located at the swanky Malabar Hill area, the real estate price here would make Manhattan blush, it is thanks to the doongerwadi that the area is still a lush green forest; otherwise it would have been converted into a concrete jungle 

Parsi in the Persian language, literally means Persian since they have come from Persia (Iran), however in Iran the Dakhma-nashini mode of disposal of the dead is no longer practiced instead bodies are buried in graves plastered with concrete to prevent direct contact with the earth, the age old system was discontinued: The first problem arose with the establishment of the Dar ul-Funun medical school. Since Islam considers unnecessary dissection of corpses as a form of mutilation, thus forbidding it, there were no corpses for study available through official channels. The dakhmas were repeatedly broken into by the medical students to study human bodies, finally in 1970s the dakhmas were shut down by law. Today the old dakhmas are open for tourist visits

Persians are known to have used above ground stone tombs, and tombs carved out of the sides of stone cliffs, in which ossuaries (a container or room in which the bones of dead people are placed) containing the bones removed from the dakhma were placed, alternatively, the cave itself could function as an ossuary, otherwise the central pit of the dakhma serves as an ossuarie

Highly evolved animals like elephants and Chimpanzees are known to throw leaves, branches and soil over fallen members of their family groups and also in some cases human bodies; and they also known to grieve for the dead

There is a very interesting story from India; there was a very strange superstition in the Deccan. The natives asserted that, in spite of the considerable number of victims of tiger deaths, there had never been found a single skeleton. The corpse, whether intact or mangled by tigers, were immediately carried away by the monkeys, who, in the latter case, gather the scattered bones, and buried them skilfully in deep holes, that no traces ever remain. Englishmen laughed at this superstition. When the sides of the mountain were excavated, in the course of the construction of the railway, separate bones, with the marks of tigers' teeth upon them, broken bracelets, and other adornments, were found at an incredible depth from the surface. The fact of these things being broken showed clearly that they were not buried by men, because, neither the religion of the Hindus, nor their greed, would allow them to break and bury silver and gold. So the theory of monkeys burying the dead was finally proved to be true

Video: Stray dogs in Mexico turn up at the funeral of the woman who fed them

Video: Elephants grieving

Next article will be about the most ancient cremation ground, the manikarnika ghat at Kashi or Varanasi, where an eternal fire burns since eternity, where the dom raja extorts money for cremating the dead and where sex workers dance against the background of burning pyres and more

References and photos taken form: {with gratitude to the authors}

09 September, 2017

Death—part 2

This is the second part of the series on death; together the series covers the following topics:

There is nothing like death / only fools desire to be immortal / there are various spiritual planes / ashes to ashes, dust to dust---it is not as simple as that /The state of mind at the time of death is very important / extreme quiet and self-control should be observed in the chamber of death / why cremation is preferable to burial, as a way of disposing of corpses / about tombs / and in spite of the warning by adepts, tombs were opened, releasing forces upon the world which have endangered it /controversy regarding prophet Muhammad’s tomb / Zoroastrian burial rituals and importance of the dog in the funeral rites and the psychic power of animals  / All you wanted to know about the Manikarnika cremation Ghat at Varanasi

Tombs of Saints

Saints are buried in tombs

Some belief systems say that saints should be buried over the ground and not under the ground

Tomb’s or dargah’s becomes the physical manifestation of spiritual power of the master buried within meaning the material bodies, impregnated with their holy power, might continue to exist and serve as  focuses radiating that power into the world

Those who broke open the tombs of ancient Egypt and other places world-wide have released forces upon the world that have endangered it

Both the tomb robbers of long ago and the archaeologists and in many cases archaeologists cum tomb robbers have all unwittingly opened the tombs without realizing the repercussions, consequences

I have got this information from various sources which includes a chance encounter Paul brunton had with an adept in Egypt before the second world war

The practice of mummification originally was intended for the adept kings of Egypt and the spiritually advanced high priest of the prehistoric golden age who were true channels of God

Disturbing the tombs of such spiritually elevated beings brought about Divine retribution (supernatural punishment)

However in the final cycle of Egyptian history there was a great degeneration in the men of knowledge (the priesthood) and sorcery and the black arts were commonly practised

when the white light of truth which was formerly shining through the pure Egyptian religion became dimmed, and the noisome shadows of false, materialistic doctrines crept in to replace it, the practice of mummification arose once again, under the misleading and cunningly perverted teachings which supported this practice, there was an element of self-interest, which sought to keep a long preserved physical link with the physical world through the embalmment of the body

A spirit entity sometimes good but more often bad was invoked to protect and watch the mummy and act as a guardian spirit over the tomb, their powers were often exceedingly evil, menacing and destructive, they existed within the closed tombs and could continue to exist for thousands of years 
Every tomb which had been unsealed lets out like a flood, a rush of pent-up (closely confined or held back) noxious evil spirits upon the physical world

Also each mummy that is taken out and transported to European and American museums, carries with it the etheric link with those entities and hence their awful influence, those influences can bring only harm to the world, harm of various kinds, even to the point of destructively affecting the destinies of nations

Even those objects which are taken out of the tombs along with the mummies such as jewels, furniture carry with them the influence of those tombs  

Mummies displayed for public interest. Would you dig up a coffin and display a dead body?

The adept who met Paul brunton in Egypt before the second world war even predicted that tombs of lamas in Tibet will also be disturbed in future

Note: spirit entities like Genies or jinns, fairies, gnomes, goblins, angles are born directly into the spirit world; there are certain kinds of genies which can be made to serve a person, the magic of ancient times was mostly how to obtain the service of a genie, but first it is necessary to know their name before anyone can command them

It can also be the other way around hence one must not call out the names of others loudly when they are travelling through nature because there may be a presence of certain nature spirits who once come to know your name can control you

(I have not used the word “wilderness” for nature as one Sioux Indian Chief has rightly said I quote “We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth, as ‘wild’. Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’ and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.”)  

No mummies were ever found inside the pyramids of Giza. The great pyramids of Giza were built for some other higher purpose

Opening the tombs are done because of ignorance and greed, the mummies displayed in museums to fulfil the curiosity of the people but some European people were so very cruel that they murdered Aboriginal and Maori people so that their heads skulls seen merely as animals by them were collected for museums, most went to Britain I have not displayed the gruesome photos but you can google the images and see for yourself

And you can also do your own research by checking the date’s major tombs were opened and the disasters that followed, and the impact it had on world peace

And while you are checking the timeline you may also check the dates of other things I have written in earlier articles like when the Pope first met the Shankaracharya in India they shook hands and with that a spiritual connection was established between the western and eastern hemispheres and Hinduism (Sanātan Dharma, a Vedic way of life) spread in the western world, also check the exact timeline of the advances in Nuclear Physics by Einstein and the evolution of Gandhi’s philosophy of Non Violence and you will come to know that the development of the satyagraha moment has been exactly parallel to the development of the atomic bomb.

And if you are still interested in a spiritual study of the time line of the world see for yourself that after the advent of pop music when some rock n roll songs when played backwards, hidden evil words are heard; that is messages backmasked into rock music subconsciously induce listeners on the path of evil and this was one of the reasons that a great nation like America fell into mayhem

Controversy regarding Prophet Muhammad’s tomb

Some Sufi and other liberal Muslims believe that dargahs (tombs) are portals by which they can invoke the deceased saint's intercession and blessing

However staunch Muslims disapprove of pilgrims praying at tombs

In fact when Saud bin Abdul-Aziz took Medina in 1905, his followers, the Wahhabis, demolished nearly every tomb dome in Medina based on their belief that the veneration of tombs and places thought to possess supernatural powers was an offense against tawhid. Prophet Muhammad's tomb was stripped of its gold and jewel ornaments, but the dome was preserved either because of an unsuccessful attempt to demolish its hardened structure, or because some time ago Ibn Abd al-Wahhab wrote that he did not wish to see the dome destroyed despite his aversion to people praying at the tomb

Many graves and shrines were demolished by Saudi regime which include Al-Mualla graveyard in Makkah which includes the grave of Sayyida Khadija bint Khuwailid wife of the Prophet (just by the way the prophet had a total of 11 wives), the grave of Amina bint Wahab, mother of the Prophet, the grave of Abu Talib, uncle of the Prophet and the grave of Abdul Muttalib, grandfather of the Prophet also the mythical grave of Hawa (Eve) in Jeddah, the grave of Hazrat Abdullah, the father of the Prophet  in Madina

They also demolished the house of the Prophet in Madina, where he lived after migrating from Makkah and many more graves and shrines where people close to the prophet were born or lived

In 1974, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia visited Pakistan and the President Mr. Bhutto took him to the famous Sufi Dargah in Sehwan Shareef for blessings. It was then King Faisal said “If it was permissible to build tombs over graves and prostrate to the dead and worship them. Then we have the grave of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). We would have built it with Gold and worshiped it”.

Still the Saudi regime wants to demolish the Prophets grave and bury the remains in an unmarked grave to stop people praying at and worshiping tombs, but every time they propose to implement it there is a worldwide protest

This article will be continued in part-3

23 July, 2017

Death—part 1

Death—part 1

This is the first part of the series on death; together the series covers the following topics:

There is nothing like death / only fools desire to be immortal / there are various spiritual planes / ashes to ashes, dust to dust---it is not as simple as that /The state of mind at the time of death is very important / extreme quiet and self-control should be observed in the chamber of death / why cremation is preferable to burial, as a way of disposing of corpses / about tombs / and in spite of the warning by adepts, tombs were opened, releasing forces upon the world which have endangered it /controversy regarding prophet Muhammad’s tomb / Zoroastrian burial rituals and importance of the dog in the funeral rites and the psychic power of animals  / All you wanted to know about the Manikarnika cremation Ghat at Varanasi 


There is only life; death does not exist

What we call as death is the phase when life changes from one plane to another

Death is nothing but a birth for a new life

Believe in life not death, for life is unbreakable, we either live on Earth or any other higher realm

We are embodied on this physical plane after that we become disembodied, that is without a physical body

On immortality

Only fools desire to be immortal

The ultimate goal of all souls is to merge with that infinite

There is a limitation of spiritual progress on Earth

In the Nasadiya Sukta which is the Hymn of Creation of the Rigveda; it is clearly stated the even the Gods do not have the knowledge of the one eternal God, the absolute creator for they came into existence after the creation

So to make spiritual progress that is to go closer and closer to the creator one must move upwards to higher and higher realms

Great masters have explained about some of the higher realms but have clearly stated that it is impossible even to comprehend (grasp mentally; understand) the topmost realms while we are on Earth
The two highest planes existed even before our solar system was created

In the case of death on Earth we go to a higher state of consciousness and ultimately back to eternity

So one must not be attached to this world and strive to progress further on; and hence accept and welcome death when it arrives

The soul when on Earth is trapped in the physical body and the five coverings called the pancha kosha---the five layers, or sheaths, around the human soul. The term comes from the Sanskrit pancha, meaning “five,” and kosha meaning “sheath” and also the soul is also under the strong influence of maya

Please click to read the article on maya

A few can free themselves and experience bliss and higher consciousness when they are on Earth by overcoming their passions; after death the soul has a greater chance to elevate

 One teacher has so nicely explained this I quote 

“The once free immortal Intelligence thus entangled, enswathed, enchained, works heavily and laboriously through the coatings that enwrap it. In its own nature it remains ever the free Bird of Heaven, but its wings are bound to its side by the matter into which it is plunged. When man recognises his own inherent nature, he learns to open his prison doors occasionally and escapes from his encircling gaol; first he learns to identify himself with the Immortal Triad, and rises above the body and its passions into a pure mental and moral life; then he learns that the conquered body cannot hold him prisoner, and he unlocks its door and steps out into the sunshine of his true life. So when Death unlocks the door for him, he knows the country into which he emerges, having trodden its ways at his own will. And at last he grows to recognise that fact of supreme importance, that "Life" has nothing to do with body and with this material plane;

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust---it is not as simple as that

Materials to make the human body are drawn from the mineral, vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms

There is no such thing as “dead” matter; all matter is living, the tiniest particles are lives, there is spirit associated with matter

Further there are seven planes (These are the seven great regions of the universe); we are on the physical plane, the next plane is the astral plane

Also on a plane there are various subdivisions, that means matter on the physical plane is subdivided into seven sub divisions

Materials are drawn from the various planes to compose the five coverings called the pancha kosha

Also materials are drawn from the various subdivisions, of the physical plain to compose the physical body

The higher the plane or sub division finer is the texture lower the plane or sub division the texture is coarse

Hence a  man’s body is fine or coarse in its texture according to the materials its draws as per the law of balance; hence the body of a criminal or a butcher will be more coarse than the body of a  refined person, a small child has materials drawn from higher subdivisions and is soft and fine

A pure body repels coarse particles because they vibrate at rates discordant with its own; a coarse body attracts them because their vibrations accord with its own. Hence if the body changes its rates of vibration, it gradually drives out of it the constituents that cannot fall into the new rhythm, and fills up their places by drawing in from external nature fresh constituents that are harmonious. Nature provides materials vibrating in all possible ways, and each body exercises its own selective action; as per the law of balance operating in the Universe and this vibration is as per our quality of DNA

There are the spiritual part of the DNA which are manufactured in some part of the Universe and are sent to Earth

Please click to read the article, in which I have written that NASA has proved that our DNA has come from outer space

And after death, the body is disintegrated and the components which make up the body are returned back to the five elements, to rebuild bodies of all kinds in the mineral, vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms; but as per the law of balance, that means the components from the body of a spiritually elevated person get transformed into a precious ore, plant of high aura or they get attracted towards building the body of a person of a high spiritual level

So we must strive to become a person whom the earth eagerly welcomes receiving his body components after deaths; then we have lived our life well—and have indeed walked the pilgrimage called life

Science has still not proved the existence of subdivisions of matter but masters who due to their through and their mystic insight carried out clairvoyant observations of elements have described the seven subdivisions of matter; they had in earlier times also described the structure of the atom and what they described was later proved by atomic physics after the invention of powerful microscopes

The state of mind at the time of death is very important; teachers have explained this, I quote “A suicide will repeat automatically the feelings of despair and fear which preceded his self-murder, and go through the act and the death-struggle time after time with ghastly persistence. A woman who perished in the flames in a wild condition of terror and with frantic efforts to escape, created such a whirls of passions that, five days afterwards, she was still struggling desperately, fancying herself still in the fire and wildly repulsing all efforts to soothe her: while another woman who, with her baby on her breast, went down beneath the whirl of waters in a raging storm, with her heart calm and full of love, slept peacefully on the other side of death, dreaming of husband and children in happy lifelike visions.” this is what we call Rest In Peace

At the time of death a person experiences a Life review that is the whole life passes swiftly in review before the person as he sees every detail of the life just lived, hence extreme quiet and self-control should be observed in the chamber of death.

According to the deeds of the person, he may even transmigrate to be an animal in the next birth

Some hours after death – generally not more than thirty-six, it is said – the man draws himself out of the etheric (astral) body, leaving it in turn as a senseless corpse, and the latter, remaining near its dense counterpart, shares its fate. If the dense body be buried, the etheric double floats over the grave, slowly disintegrating, and the unpleasant feelings many experience in a churchyard are largely due to the presence of these decaying etheric corpses. If the body is burned, the etheric double breaks up quickly, having lost its nidus (a place in which something is formed or deposited; a site of origin), its physical centre of attraction, and this is one among many reasons why cremation is preferable to burial, as a way of disposing of corpses.
Many famous people who had studied the Vedas opted for cremation

During cremation it is important that the skull burst, explodes, otherwise the ritual of piercing / breaking the burning skull with a stave (bamboo) has to be carried called the kapal kriya

Please click on the link to read the meaning of why Shiv lives in the cremation grounds

The planes that I mentioned earlier are concentric interpenetrating spheres, not separated from each other by distance but by difference of constitution.

The astral world is above us, below us, on every side of us, through us; we live and move in it, but it is intangible, invisible, inaudible, imperceptible, because the prison of the physical body shuts us away from it, the physical particles being too gross to be set in vibration by astral matter because as mentioned earlier as the level of plane rises the materials become more fine in texture and hence the spirit-matter of the astral plane is more highly vitalised and finer than any grade of spirit-matter in the physical world

This is what is explained in the books written long ago, but I having experienced voices from that other dimension (plane) am a witness to what is written above

Instead of this

If only, death was portrayed like this, people would understand death better

And finally a man should live so as to be ever ready for death and I suggest you die daily and experience a rebirth by improving yourself continuously

This article will be continued in part-2