Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 09 Jun 2016


Why Hindus worship the form and cremate the dead, while muslims worship formless?

[Why is it so that Hindus worship the form and cremate the dead to make it formless while Muslims worship the formless and bury the dead to maintain the form till day of judgment? Isn't this a paradox?]

Swami replied: The soul after death goes up embedded in energetic body to the upper world for judgement from God and for subsequent rewards and punishments. Not even an atom of this buried or cremated body is associated with the departing soul or its energetic body. Even on the last day of judgement nothing from this body can go up. Even on that day only soul with energetic body goes up. Hence, this analysis is not about the person, but about the external shirt of the person, which has no importance in his interview.