Last time I checked, my ideology leaned towards the left. While I have respect and belief that both left and right ideologies equally hope for the betterment of society, I share more with the left its faith in every individual and its dream of taking with it - all of humanity (ALL. of. humanity.) - to the apex of its aspirations.
The right appeal to me as hard realists, as people holding an ideology that tries to make do with the system - be it the one erected by people (social hierarchies) or by Nature (time, biological differences of creatures) - and, as a result, merely succumbs to it.
That’s convenient, I reckon. It’s practical.
But if human life were to be a mere episode of functioning within the parameters of convenience or practicality, then I think that makes for a really sad life.
Disclaimer: I’m open to flames thrown at my gross simplification of the left and right. :))
WHAT A GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE
Sky burial is a ritual that has great religious meaning. Tibetans are encouraged to witness this ritual, to confront death openly and to feel the impermanence of life. They believe that the corpse is nothing more than an empty vessel. The spirit, or the soul, of the deceased has exited the body to be reincarnated into another circle of life. The corpse is offered to the vultures.
It is believed that the vultures are Dakinis. Dakinis are the Tibetan equivalent of angels. In Tibetan, Dakini means “sky dancer”. Dakinis will take the soul into the heavens, which is understood to be a windy place where souls await reincarnation into their next lives.