You are perfectly right in your suggestion, which used to be the case in the very early days. There must have been a time when the remains of human beings were just left there to rot on the ground, and whither away like the remains of animals and other creatures. The remains of animals and other creatures, including humans, are nothing but pieces of trash, and it will whither away and stink if it is left there on the ground. As time went by human beings realized that any kind of dead body in your back yard, would by too stink for comfort, plus the scavengers would be having a feast and party in your back yard. So, human beings decided to bury them in shallow graves. Well, some animals were digging up the shallow graves and were having their supper at nights, so, they move on to wooden coffins, but you are right, about just throwing the remains in the earth, and let it go back to the soil, but now that would probably be illegal under the laws of human beings. But I think that there are some countries, where the bodies are carried on tree poles and bushes, and be thrown in the graves as it is with no boxes, maybe in India and some other places, the poorer people are allowed to do it that way,
Based on the laws and conditions in the world in which we are living, I would prefer to have the remans of a person be burned in a Sacred Fire, and then place or scatter the Ashes on the earth or on the waters. Too many tomb stones have taken over the land, where farmers should be planting their food, or where people shou;d be living, or where schools should be established. Save the land space for the farmers to plant bananas and tomatoes. The journey of life continues. Take the best care of yourself and your people.
Again I send many oceans of blessings and self determination to African people everywhere
ONE BLACK HEART ONE BLACK LOVE
Baba Ras Marcus.
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