When a person stops breathing, cells in the body stop receiving oxygen but cells are able to live for some minutes and generate carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is acidic and it builds up rupturing sacs inside the cells. These sacs contain enzymes that start to digest cells from inside out. This creates a blister-like fluid which are rich in nutrients. Almost after 7 days, these nutrients fuel bacteria and fungi that further liquefy organs and muscles. The microbes that attack the tissue produce a bewildering array of more than 400 chemicals and gases including Freon, benzee, sulfur and the molecule known as carbon tetrachloride.
At this point a little bit of flesh is left, which is consumed by maggots and beetles. These insects eat everything except the bones. After some time, protein in bones decomposes too which eventually turns into nothing but dust.Religious views on deathHinduismThe Hindus believe in ‘KARMA’ which has profound effect on their ideal and practices. Karma is thought that all physical and mental activity is a reflection of greater cosmic process. It is also the idea that a person behaviour leads to an appropriate award or punishment, essentially a person becomes good through good action and therefore bad through bad actions. Karma also explains the variances of human personality and development as it must be a result of their deeds in past lives or this life. How a person lives his life will affect the reincarnation process.
Hinduism belief in the cycle of life, death and rebirth. One can be born again to all forms of animal life and is contingent upon the actions and deeds of the previous life. Hinduism has a widespread acceptance of the idea of rebirth, death is not viewed as a passage to eternal life but as a transition to another no state of existence is permanent only as long as one’s karma prevents a person can stop the cycle when they reach ‘MOKSHA’. The word Moksha is described as liberation and it is said to be a state free from suffering and sorrow, the final release from material existence closeness with the ultimate reality or universal spirit to take place in this existence.
One who receives Moksha is in a state of unlimited being awareness and bliss in which limitations of one’s individuality and personality are transcended. Moksha is the ultimate goal of the Hindu people. Buddhism Buddha accepted the basic Hindu doctrines of reincarnation and karma, as well as the notion that the ultimate goal of the religious life is to escape the cycle of death and rebirth. Buddha asserted that what keeps bound to the death/rebirth process is desire, desire in the sense of wanting or craving anything in the world. Hence, the goal of getting off the Ferris wheel of reincarnation necessarily involves freeing oneself from desire. Nirvana is the Buddhist term for liberation.
Nirvana literally means extinction, and it refers to the extinction of all craving, an extinction that allows one to become liberated. In Buddhism, as well as in Hinduism, life in a corporeal body is viewed negatively, as the source of all suffering. Hence, the goal is to obtain release.
In Buddhism, this means abandoning the false sense of self so that the bundle of memories and impulses disintegrates, leaving nothing to reincarnate and hence nothing to experience pain.JudaismTraditional Judaism firmly believes that death is not the end of human existence. However, Judaism is primarily focused on life here and now rather than on the afterlife, Judaism does not have much dogma about the afterlife, and leaves a great deal of room for personal opinion.It is possible for an Orthodox Jew to believe that the souls of the righteous dead go to a place similar to the Christian heaven, or that they are reincarnated through many lifetimes, or that they simply wait until the coming of the messiah, when they will be resurrected. Likewise, Orthodox Jews can believe that the souls of the wicked are tormented by demons of their own creation, or that wicked souls are simply destroyed at death, ceasing to exist.IslamicDeath, in Islam is like a passage through which you enter another world higher and more advanced than the present one. It is therefore, a birth to an eternal life.
From the Islamic point of view, there are at least three different interconnected stages of life. Each one comes after the other. Also, each one is more perfect than the one before. The first is the world of matter in which we are living with both our body and soul. The second is named the world of Barzakh (intermediate) which is the world of souls with a certain type of body similar to our physical body.
The third and the final world is the Hereafter in which every soul will unite with its original worldly body. The world of matter is the place of action. The third world, i.e.
the Hereafter, in contrast, is the world of reward and/or punishment. As a matter of fact, the Hereafter is the reflection of the world of matter. Here and hereafter are, therefore, different interconnected stages of life. The world of Barzakh is like a small version of the Day of Judgment in which the souls of humans will receive their temporary rewards or punishment.
During that period their worldly actions – good or evil- will possibly grow until the Day of Judgment.