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Dearst Victor: I'm sorry I can't find the information of the commonalities and differences in death and dying practices between Indian and France people. I need your help! My assessment will be delivered on 10 Nov 2004. Regards Shelaine
-- shelaine (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 2004
Death is a socially constructed idea. The fears and attitudes people have towards death are not instinctive, but rather learned thru education and culture, such as the languages, arts, and religion. Death may be considered either as the end of existence or as a transition to another state of being or consciousness.For Hindus, the main ordeal envisioned is not death but rather the pain of having to undergo another rebirth. It is the end of rebirths that is their goal, not the end of death, which is the goal of Christianity (French).Beliefs vary directly with religious perception.
The Hindus handle the problem of death by viewing life as the illusion and the realm between reincarnations as that which is objective. Hence, for many in Eastern cultures the primary concern is to avoid rebirth by extinguishing one's self-centeredness, while in much of the West, this concern is to obtain as high a quality of personal existence as is possible in the here-and-now.
These websites contain more information on the subject:
'Let life unfold its wonders through women, let death find its peace through men'—this seems to be the basis behind rituals related to birth and death in India
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