In India about 3,000 whole bodies and 1,800 tons of partially burnt cremation remains are thrown into the Ganges River every year.... D. Hardin HINDUISM Holy places Varanasi
... so the government raised 28,820 turtles whose sole purpose was to consume the decomposing flesh. They took to their job with relish and grew to a large size. D. Hardin HINDUISM Holy places Varanasi Unfortunately, most of the turtles subsequently have been eaten by locals.
D. Hardin BUDDHISM Siddhartha Gautama (563-483 BCE)
BUDDHISM Philosophy Four Noble Truths 1. Nothing in the physical world is permanent 2. Suffering arises as a result of cravings 3. Suffering ceases when cravings cease 4. Ending craving comes about by following the “Middle Way” or the “Noble Eightfold Path” Noble Eightfold Path 1.Right Understanding 2.Right Thought 3.Right Speech 4.Right Action 5.Right Livelihood 6.Right Effort 7.Right Mindfulness 8.Right Concentration D. Hardin