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Unformatted text preview: Death & The After Life Presented by Stephanie Cruz Angelita Cook Catholicism Catholicism Funerals Funerals Services Disposal of the Body Requirements for Burial Heaven or Hell? Heaven or Hell? Resurrection Salvation – – – – Baptism Reconciliation Communion Annointing of the Sick Purgatory & Limbo Afterlife Buddhism Buddhism For Buddhists the awareness of death is an important concept. Being aware of death gives them a chance to live a better life. In Buddhism when you die you can either be one of two things: – 1) You will be reborn into another body which is called reincarnation – 2) You will enter a state called Nirvana In Buddhism one has to try to escape the cycle of death and rebirth. Reincarnation keeps the person in that cycle because they let desire in. In order to escape the cycle of death and rebirth one has to let go of desire and reach a state of Nirvana. Nirvana is known as extinction of all desire. Funeral Rites-Buddhism Funeral At the time of the person’s death, that person should At make the effort of saying one of Buddha’s many names as a sign that Buddha is on that person’s mind. names Cremation of the body doesn’t happen soon after the Cremation death so that relatives from other parts can come and visit the body. visit Once the person is dead family members pour water Once over the hand of that person that died. over Once that is done then they place the person in the Once coffin and decorate it with candles sticks of incense and wreaths. and Funeral Rites-Buddhism Funeral Monks come to the Monks home of the deceased many times during a day to pray from the Adhidharma. Adhidharma. When the monks are When there the family makes food offerings to the monks as a sign of thanks. thanks. Also food offering is Also given to the deceased called the Matakabhatta (one who is dead). (one Website of a Buddhist Website funeral: http://www.thaiworldvie http://www.thaiworldvie w.com/bouddha/ceremo n6.htm Judaism Judaism Funerals Funerals Care for the Dead Mourning Kaddish Shiva Tombstone Symbols Tombstone Symbols Afterlife? Afterlife? Islamic Beliefs Islamic Muslims believe that the way they live their Muslims lives now is the test for where they go in the afterlife (receiving the gift of paradise or not). afterlife Muslims believe that if you follow Allah’s Muslims (God) teachings that they will be able to enter paradise. paradise. When a person dies, they are faced with Allah When where he decides what your fate is in the afterlife. afterlife. Rules for Paradise Rules He judges you in three areas: – 1) What each person’s 1) beliefs or actions were during their life, during – 2) What each person’s 2) action and beliefs towards others, and others, – 3) How each person lived 3) their life according to the Qu’ran the best they could. Qu’ran For those who did not follow For any of the rules will live for all eternity in hellfire because there is no second chance for another life. another Belief in Life After Death Belief Muslims believe that Muslims believing in life after death helps the world gain peace and also helps them be more responsible for their actions during their lives. during By denying that there is no By life after death could bring destruction of society like violence and all sorts of evils. evils. Islamic Funerals Islamic Basic rules for how a Islamic funeral should be carried out. – Consult doctor to make sure the deceased is really dead, Consult not in coma. not – Someone close to the deceased should close the deceased’s Someone eyelids. eyelids. – Allowed to cry for three days. Not allowed to yell or weep. – Women are allowed to mourn for three days. – Recommended to prepare food for family of deceased. Islamic Funerals Islamic The deceased should be The bathed before burial: men by men, women by women or spouse by spouse. or When it comes to carrying When the coffin they should walking quickly. walking People who have come to People the funeral should either walk in front, behind, to the right or left of coffin. right Grave should be deep enough to conceal odor and protect it from wild animals. Body in grave should be facing the right side of “Qiblah” Not allowed to put cement in grave, build on top of grave or build mosque around it. Rules for Visiting Grave Rules The following are things that The should not be done when visiting a grave. grave. – 1) Wiping hands on grave – 2) Kissing around grave – 3) Sacrificing animals for 3) deceased deceased – 4) Walking or sitting on grave – 5) Praying toward grave – 6) Putting pictures or flowers 6) on grave. on Hinduism Hinduism Care of the Body Service Offerings Reincarnation Reincarnation Mind, body,& soul Peacefulness & oneness “You are born from it, you be born again. Let this be for heaven, Svaha.” Hindu Hero Stone Hindu Hero Stone Mahasati stone Honor a brave man or woman Rows signify different stories Questions for Reflection Questions If your religion didn’t enforce any of it’s teachings to If get into heaven or hell (10 commandments, Qu’ran, etc.) would you still live by them? Why or Why not? etc.) Do you know where you’re going when you die? How do you view death? Celebration of life or How mourning? mourning? Do you fear death? Do you fear what awaits you in the afterlife? Sources Sources http://www.shamash.org/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/features/death/ http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/artifact/veergal.htm http://www.jewfaq.org/death.htm http://catholicism.about.com/od/funerals/a/cathfunguide04.htm Bache, Christopher. Life Cycles Reincarnation and the Web of Life. New York: Paragon House, 1990. Bowker, John. The Meanings of Death. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Miller, Adriane, Personal interview. 15 Nov., 2005. Sources Sources Baskin­Jones, Michele. “Islam’s Views of Death and the Afterlife.” About. 26 Nov. 2005 <http://dying.about.com/cs/islammuslim/a/views_Islam_2.htm>. “Buddhist Afterlife Beliefs.” Near­Death. 20 Nov. 2005 <http://near­death.com/experiences/buddhism04.html>. “Buddhist Beliefs About the Afterlife.” Religion Facts. 20 Nov. 2005 <http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/beliefs/afterlife.htm>. “Buddhist Funeral Rites in Thailand & Other South East Asian Countries.” BuddhaNet. 26 Nov. 2005 <http://www.buddhanet.net/bfuneral.htm>. Strong, Laura. “Awareness is Everything: Buddhist Views on Death and the Afterlife.” Mythic Arts. 20 Nov. 2005 <http://www.mythicarts.com/writing/Buddhist_Awareness.htm>. “The Basic Rules of Islamic Funerals.” Islamic Center of Raleigh. 21 Nov. 2005 <http://www.islam1.org/iar/imam/archives/2004/12/30/the_basic_rules_of_isl amic_funeral.php>. 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