The Upanishads taught that all living things possessed within them a part of a universal spirit. They believed that because all things possessed a part of this spirit, that all living things were sacred and should not be killed.
The Hindus believed that in order for a spirit to achieve true joy and freedom, they must be united again with that spirit. In order to achieve tranquility and bring themselves closer to the spirit, which they called Brahman Nerguna, they practiced a series of mental and physical exercises known as yoga.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
The Pharoh Tutankhamun was laid to rest in a solid gold coffin.