I was yet 15 but had two years of interest in oriental philosophy under my zen butt. When on the way to the city dump my father asked. Son, do you know why they bury them on the side of the hill like that?...after much ponderence and comenplation I confessed I did not know why..."because they're dead. Was the smile and fatherly reply. 😀
Ah so, these things take many lifetimes to understand.