Harper Lee dies

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Bionic Poster
#5
Sad. I have watched "To Kill a Mockingbird" several times and loved it.


oh wait, that is two years old. I was about to send it off to my bro.
 
#9
Sad. I have watched "To Kill a Mockingbird" several times and loved it.


oh wait, that is two years old. I was about to send it off to my bro.
In India, death anniversaries are celebrated. Everyone gets together and eats. Picture of the departed is on the wall. A place at the table is set aside and food is even given to the departed.

We need to have that here.
 
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Bionic Poster
#12
In India, death anniversaries are celebrated. Everyone gets together and eats. Picture of the departed is on the wall. A place at the table is set aside and food is even given to the departed.

We need to have that here.
Not sure we do that in my circles, but then in my family we don't celebrate *anything*.

My cousin still celebrates her parents' birthdays by calling near relatives for dinner, but i wonder about the death anniv.

We could celebrate the day 90sC got banned, if that's what you mean. :D
 
#13
The death anniversary is more significant than the birthday anniversary.

OP is commemorating that. :eek:


Hindus believe in a reincarnation cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Traditionally, when the soul departs the physical body at death, it needs to move to an astral plane to await its next reincarnation. This plane is said to be populated by the three preceding generations of the deceased individual (See Reference 1, Page 61). When the newly deceased enters the plane, the oldest preceding generation moves onto their rebirth. Immediately after death, the individual’s soul is believed to linger around its living family and may cause them harm until the shraddha rites are performed, letting the soul move onto the astral plane (See Reference 3, Page 59).

Immediate Shraddha Service

In the days immediately after death, families gather for a large meal in celebration of the deceased. They generally offer rice balls (pinda) to the dead family member, who is often represented by a photograph. Then a Hindu priest offers four rice balls as well. One is large and represents the recently deceased while the other three are small and represent the preceding generations awaiting reincarnation. The large ball is divided and combined with the smaller pieces, symbolizing how the deceased is reunited with their ancestors. The rice is then fed to either crows, a cow or fish.

Annual Shraddha Service

The annual shraddha service in homage to the deceased is similar to the rites conducted immediately after death.

https://classroom.synonym.com/the-anniversary-death-ritual-of-hinduism-12086888.html


 

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
#14
I missed that this was not today. I'm happy I was able to provide fodder for some fun comments. I hope your manhood grew.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#15
The death anniversary is more significant than the birthday anniversary.

OP is commemorating that. :eek:


Hindus believe in a reincarnation cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Traditionally, when the soul departs the physical body at death, it needs to move to an astral plane to await its next reincarnation. This plane is said to be populated by the three preceding generations of the deceased individual (See Reference 1, Page 61). When the newly deceased enters the plane, the oldest preceding generation moves onto their rebirth. Immediately after death, the individual’s soul is believed to linger around its living family and may cause them harm until the shraddha rites are performed, letting the soul move onto the astral plane (See Reference 3, Page 59).

Immediate Shraddha Service

In the days immediately after death, families gather for a large meal in celebration of the deceased. They generally offer rice balls (pinda) to the dead family member, who is often represented by a photograph. Then a Hindu priest offers four rice balls as well. One is large and represents the recently deceased while the other three are small and represent the preceding generations awaiting reincarnation. The large ball is divided and combined with the smaller pieces, symbolizing how the deceased is reunited with their ancestors. The rice is then fed to either crows, a cow or fish.

Annual Shraddha Service

The annual shraddha service in homage to the deceased is similar to the rites conducted immediately after death.

https://classroom.synonym.com/the-anniversary-death-ritual-of-hinduism-12086888.html


Did that for my mother, and do a small one every year on her death anniversary in May. In the case of married women, the previous 3 generations of mothers-in-law are invoked, with the latest deceased being added, and the oldest removed - it is called a sliding window protocol in algorithms. The rice balls were fed to a cow which was hooked up nearby.

It is one of those things that whether you believe in it or not, there is tremendous pressure to do it, because relatives are afraid of what will happen to them too as they are also connected to the diseased. Specially the first time and then on the first death anniversary.

But ultimately it is a psychological thing to provide closure and lessen the grief.
 
#20
Entirely bizarre.

I just finished reading, "To Kill a Mockingbird"---about two days ago! It was something I'd thought was a girly novel for years. Then I ran into a bunch of English teachers who LOVE, LOVE it. So I read it.

My take on it is that the interesting character to me is the newspaper editor: kind of in a situation common in these deals: loves the ideal, but finds the practice difficult/challenging/unpleasant. The character's not given a ton of look in the book, which means it makes the novel seem more black and white/good vs. evil (pun of course) than it really is.

I found it had a gentle humor, too, which was amusing and indicative of some genuine wisdom in the author. Worth a re-read, if this was one of those novels you HAD to read in grade school/high school.
 
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