Here we'll explore the biological process of death and also clear up some basic questions about the science of it all.
Find out how the mind reacts to death and how people try to cope with it.
Death is treated very differently all around the world. Here we'll discuss the various religious and cultural differences.
Discover the social implications of death and how death affects society.
Discuss death related topics with other surfers.
Religions of the World:
The First Noble Truth of Buddhism states that birth, aging, and death are all "dukkha," which can be translated as stress, frustration, or suffering. Thus, while death is a source of sorrow, it is considered to be no worse than life.
As with Christianity, the specific rituals of dying and death vary according to sect and individual wishes.
Buddhism embraces a cyclical view of death and rebirth, with dead souls being reincarnated into new bodies. The nature of the new body is determined by the deeds done in the previous life; a good life will bring rebirth in a higher station, a bad life will cause rebirth into a lower station. Some branches of Buddhism have constant ascension as the goal with exit from the cycle at the top. Some, such as Zen Buddhism, seek sudden release from the cycle of life and death through enlightenment. Either way, death is not treated as an end.
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