Thursday, April 3, 2014

Find a house where no one has died!

Once a woman in utter distress approached Lord Buddha. Her son had died and she wanted Buddha to bring her son back to life. The compassionate Buddha asked her to go to each and every household of the village and inquire if there is any house in which no one has ever died. If she could find such a house then he promised that he would give her son a new life. The woman frantically ran to the village in search of such a house. She knocked at each door but to her dismay she could not find any such house where no one had ever died. Every householder had seen death in their family. The woman then came to her senses and understood that those who are born are destined to die.

Bhagavad Gita 2.27 explains this reality, “One who has taken his birth is sure to die, and after death one is sure to take birth again.”

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