SERMON AT BENARAS

Sermon at BenarasABOUT GAUTAM BUDDHAKISA GOTAMI AND HER SONBUDDHA'S TEACHINGSREAL NAME- SIDDHARTH GAUTAMAAT AGE 12, WENT TO STUDY SCRIPTURESAT AGE 16,GOT MARRIEDAT 25,SAWWENT TO FIND ENLIGHTENMENTWANDERED FOR 7 YEARSGOT ENLIGHTMENT AFTER 7 DAYS UNDER PREACHED FIRST SERMON NER GANGA AT BENARAS UNDER BODHI TREE[TREE OF WISDOOM]RENAMED AS BUDDHA(THE AWAKENED]HER SON DIEDWENT FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE ASKING FOR MEDICINE FOR DEAD SONLIFE IS FULL OF SUFFERING AND PAIN WE ALL FALL UNDER THE POWER OF DEATH LIKE RIPE FRUITS,EARTHEN VESSELWISE MEN DO NOT GRIEVELAMENTATIONS,CRYING AND GRIEF ONLY CAUSE SUFFERINGWRITER: BETTY RENSHAW DEATH IS INEVITABLE [THEME]CHARACTERS--GAUTAM BUDDHA & KISA GOTAMI THOSE WHO OVERCOME SORROW, ARE BLESSED!WENT TO BUDDHA --- ASKED HER TO GET MUSTARD SEEDS FROM HOUSE WHERE NO ONE IS DEADGOES FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE BUT COULD NOT FIND ANY SUCH MUSTARD SEED REALISES THE TRUTH OF LIFE THAT:LIFE IS LIKE LAMP, FLICKERS THEN EXTINGUISHEDSHE WAS SHELFISH IN HER OWN GRIEFSURRENDERS HER SELFISHNESSDEATH IS COMMON TO ALL
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