Invasive procedures performed on the physical body after death distress the departed mindstream, unnecessarily postpone final disposition, and may affect family members negatively. For these reasons, autopsies should be avoided unless required by law, and dissection of cadavers is also discouraged.
Embalming and replacing the blood with a preservative fluid is also contraindicated, as it retards the decomposition of the physical body, promoting lingering attachment of the mindstream for the deceased body.
Cremation is the preferred system of disposing of cadavers, and should be performed preferably 3 ½ days or longer after death. Due to the full decomposition of the physical body accomplished by fire, cremation thoroughly releases the mindstream from any lingering attachment.
Burial is not recommended, except for infant children and self-realized adepts —the former have not yet developed deep attachment for these bodies, the latter have overcome it.