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Till recently a bereaved family and his relations will mourn the death of their near and dear one for atleast thirteen days but things are now changing fast. People are now seen talking business on mobiles or looking at watches seemingly in a hurry to speed up the proceedings in the cremation grounds. Is the blood getting thinner than water .

Asked by om sharma, 11 Mar '09 12:38 pm
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Pharos of Egypt wasted the whole nations wealth and long years in building tombs and pyramids trying to preserve the dead. It was tribal instict based on ignorance and fear. As knowledge grew and man was beconned to do more productive work mourning was reduced to 1 year, 6 months, 3months, 12 days, 3days and just a few minutes. Man now understands that the dead are not really dead but have shed their biological suits and will be back in new suits. Kaliyug the hallmark of Science & Technology is racing with time and people are sheding their sleep-time working round the clock and have invented computers, ATMs etc which work non-stop. So why waste time in emotional pursuits.

It was a practice to cry when relatives go back after a brief visit . Initially when foreign travel was introduced relatives would emotionally break down when their sons or daugthers step into the steam-ship. Now the son travels alone to the airport and tells the parents that he will contact them on cell pho ...more
Answered by SNSharma, 11 Mar '09 04:30 pm

 
  
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The thirteen days rituals connected with mourning was followed by those who believe in it and the same is being practiced even today by people who still believe in such customs. . But the behavior of some people at the funeral discussing business is definitely a modern day degeneration and needs to be condemned. This has more to do with the growth in usage of Mobile telephones rather than degradation of human feeling. It is not only in funeral but even in a meeting, a movie hall, a concert, a discourse, place of worship, driving and so on where the mobile needs to be switched off or kept in silent, many of us still have not learnt to do so. This is causing mis-use of felicity which is resulting such misbehavior.
Answered by Shyam, 11 Mar '09 01:49 pm

 
  
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Blodd is always thivker than water
Answered by Dinesh C S, 11 Mar '09 01:50 pm

 
  
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I would say no. The changing circumstances in the world where business has grown at a very rapid pace ,which has made time a very important and valueable tool for everyone,forces people to do these acts.Also a bereaved family should perform the last rites of the departed in four days ,as it will also help them to stabilize and come out of their grief at the earliest.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 11 Mar '09 12:43 pm

 
  
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