By Rabbi Julia Neuberger
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No-one who knew anything serious about Hinduism, with its complex and highly developed philosophy of life, could consider it inferior; they might, however, legitimately ﬁnd it confusing. Last offices Hindu priests (priests are called pandits), Brahmins, can be very helpful. They will often come in to help dying patients with their acts of worship, called puja. They will also help the dying patient to accept death philosophically, an acceptance which is a strong feature of Hindu attitudes. The whole Hindu religious outlook is geared to the acceptance of the inevitable (and sometimes, sadly, of the avoidable as well).
Dairy products are acceptable providing that no non-halal animal rennet has been used. Alcohol is expressly forbidden and even when it is used in some drugs, such as ‘cocktails’, many 40 Caring for dying people of different faiths Muslims will object. It is always worth checking with the individual patient and family about this. Methods of cooking and serving are also extremely important for Muslims. They cannot eat food that has touched forbidden food. Utensils that have been used for ham, say, and then salad without washing in between render the salad forbidden.
It varies considerably in appearance, from a tiny symbolic dagger to a long sword, and it is worn under the clothes in a cloth sheath (gatra) over the right shoulder and under the left arm at waist level. As with the kara, left-handed people wear the kirpan the other way round. In Britain, most Sikhs wear a very small kirpan or a brooch or pendant with a kirpan shape and some even have a kirpan engraved on the side of their kangha, but that is not universal and there are some men and women who wear a six-inch or more long kirpan in the gurdwara on special occasions.
Caring for Dying People of Different Faiths by Rabbi Julia Neuberger