If it is in Pali, and from a sutta with parallel, I would see no problem.
Let’s not forget that an intentionally badly translated sutta, falls into the corrupted Dhamma case, as in AN 8.51.
It can even be unintentional.
Anyway, I see nowhere in the EBTs that monks should be involved institutionally and “religiously” in wedding or burial ceremonies.
Another strange addendum, for whatever intention there might be behind that.
In France, where I live, I went lately to a Catholic burial.
It is a usual practice to come in rank to the casket, have a thought for the defunct, touch the casket, and move on.
Now, they put a little money basket next to the casket.
It’s in the liturgy now.
Some would call that “parasitic behavior” based on human’s ignorance. But I would call that a tendency by all creatures of the kama loka, to appropriate and cling, through true ignorance.
Wasn’t Christ saying “just a robe and a pair of sandals” (the additional stick beeing still a quite important matter of argumentative theosophical matter, it seems).
Note that, not being aware of the practice, I took 20 euros from the money basket; which I conscientiousouly threw in the tomb later on.
Would the lady had been cremated, that I would have conscientiousouly thrown them, the same way, in the oven.
I didn’t know at the time that it was for Francois’ Berluti. I just guessed I had to do that in the ECTs (Early Christian Texts) spirit.
You know. When Christ goes on the mountain with Satan (Mara) , and refuses to take the world, the latter is offering him. The kama loka.
This is what happens when you don’t match the Teaching with the liturgy anymore. Or simply when you corrupt the Teaching.
Not only the Catholics do that.
Jesse Duplantis does it too.
“Televangelist says he’s not asking followers to buy him $54M private jet — he just wants them to ‘believe’”. (fox news).
So let’s beware.
As Hegel used to say, in his critics of the Enlightenment (in his phenomenology of mind), Religion is the biggest of all businesses.