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This Is How Gautam Buddha Explained What Happens After Death To A Disciple

  • Parul Kapoor
  • Mar 20, 2017, 14:38 PM IST
This Is How Gautam Buddha Explained What Happens After Death To A Disciple
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Once a disciple asked Gautam Buddha to tell him the mysteries of what happens after death. To this, Buddha smiled and in turn asked a question. He asked, “First tell me, if an arrow hurts your arm, would you first take out the arrow from the body part it hit or would you first look into the direction from where it approached you?
 
To this the disciple said, “I would first take out the arrow from the body part, lest it poisons my whole body.” Gautam Buddha then replied, “Exactly. Then tell me, should one first look for the solution to one’s problems in this world, or should one deliberate about what happens in the next world after one dies?”
The disciple had understood what Buddha meant by this counter question. His curiosity had been doused rather well by Buddha.
 
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Buddha and children
Once Buddha was meditating under a tree when a group of kids approached the spot and started throwing pebbles on the branches of the tree to make some mangoes drop from it. That’s when one of the pebbles hit Buddha’s forehead and he started bleeding.
Soon, Buddha got teary eyed from the pain. On seeing this, the kids got very scared and sought apology from Buddha. In response to their apology, Buddha reverted that he was sad because when the pebble hit the tree, it offered them mangoes while when a pebble hit Buddha, he only gave the kids fear.

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