“Are baba…fire is fire. Be it fire from wood or from electricity. Fire is fire. Don’t think too much. It is good that at least cremation happens.” said my atheist friend after reading my previous posts on cremation.
” If plastic is burning nearby, how long can you tolerate the suffocation? you cannot sustain for long. After all, it is fire. Fire is fire is fire. right? On the other hand, you enjoy the fire by dung and ghee with all herbs. Experience of fire burnt using plastic or electricity or dung cakes or wood is consumed by senses and experienced by Jiva. And your Jiva rejects the unfavorable fire, even when it is not attached to body i.e. dead.
An LPG flame burns at 1980°C continuously, electric flame at 1100 °C. Our body is not just us but billion+ microbes. From the time of death to body at pyre, they were doing their job to consume to useless body. In modern furnaces, we also kill these microbes. Fire from wood and dung slowly catches up. Dung+wood method gives them enough time to relocate. And the organic compounds generated from body as smoke are food for them.”