Ask Deepak: Cremation


 I am 70 years old…Thinking more now of mortality…Do you think that cremation is acceptable in the eyes of God?



In India, as you might know, cremation isn’t just acceptable, it is the norm. So I assume by asking me if God is okay with it, you are seeking additional assurance that cremation won’t disqualify you from the Christian Resurrection. I can’t help you on the Christian theological aspects  of your question, but on the general sense of whether God is okay with cremation, I’m going to go out on a limb and say “yes.”