So much so that Hindus believe beef eating to be a sin of the worst sort. I simply fail to understand that how a cow, being an animal like other animals could be deemed to be sacred or spiritual.
Again, as per the beliefs prevalent in my culture, I do not believe that there is an afterlife or next birth. This belief is innate and sacred to me. However, in some cultures and religions like amongst Buddhists and Hindus, a disbelief in afterlife is believed to be sacrilegious or profane. They believe that humans after death change one body as a person changes clothes and are born as some other life form. This belief is sacred to