Cleaning the body Concern with impurity As soon as death occurs the body is

Cleaning the body concern with impurity as soon as

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Cleaning the body- Concern with impurity - As soon as death occurs the body is cleaned and wrapped in a white sheet and is forever impure and can never be used again Transmission of the body to the charnel group (dakhma) - Towers of solitude
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- Because the bodies are impure and the world is pure it is an offense to put something impure into the world because it pollutes the world (no burial, water, cremation) - The goal of the practice is to allow the body to be consumed by other living things (scavenger birds) - The bones were picked clean and bleached by the sun- they were no longer impure and could be buried THE AVOIDANCE OF IMPURITY AND THE LINK BETWEEN THE FINAL REMAINS AND THE PURIFICATION OF THE COSMOS - Important that the impure body can become pure through the funeral ritual and body disposal THINGS TO KNOW FROM GREEK READING - Distinction between realm of elizium, realm of tarturus and the realm of hates - Think about judgment, bonds between living and dead, human morality and link to prosocial behaviour and how gods respond to it
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