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Mahatma Gandhi once said that “a nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” And what delves deeper into the heart and soul than the loss of a loved one?

The ceremonial eventsĀ surrounding cremation in Balinese Hinduism take the soul of a body on to its next God-like state in an elaborate show of respect, love and spirituality.

If you find yourself playing witness to a funeral in Bali, take a moment to be absorbed by the deep level of faith that guides Indonesians through all aspects of their life. It’s these small windows of human observation that allow us to learn and evolve.