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Dont Perform My Last Rites

“If the irrational cannot be excluded, it should be outside the scope of tragedy.”- Aristotle
Life is beautiful. Life in uncertain. One who is born is bound to die. Life and death form a circle of nature. What happens after death remains a mystery but still many people strive religiously to attain a good life after death. Many cultures and learned souls have propagated means and ways to attain “moksha” or a better life after death. While a certain way of life is believed to lead you to “nirvana”, there is also a set of rituals which is performed after the death of an individual to help his soul rest in peace. The actual practices, also known as last rites, may vary but all cultures and civilizations have had some or the other way to help the dead enter a new world.

I respect each of these rituals as I have been told that these practices not only have significant spiritual importance but are also a part of the healing process. However, here comes the controversial part. I will admit th…