On the pain by the death


Kisa Gotami

The Gospel of Buddha. Paul Carus


Kisa Gotami had a unique son who died immediately. In his pain, it took to his son died to all the neighbors asking for some medicine. And people said “Is lost the reason, the boy is dead”. But Kisa Gotami found a man who said to him “I cannot darte a medicine for the boy, although I know a doctor who yes can”. The girl responded “the request to you!, she tell me who is”. And the man said “you see see the Sakyamuni, the Buddha”.

Kisa Gotami went to see Buddha and cried: “Gentleman and teacher, dame the medicine that can cure son”. The Buddha said to him: “I need a handful mustard seeds”. And when the girl in her joy him respondíó would bring that them immediately, the Buddha added: “the mustard seeds must be of a house where nobody is lost a son, spouse, relative or friend”.

Kisa Gotami was by the city of house in house, and people caused sorrow by her said to him “Here there are mustard seeds, llévatelas”. But when she asked “You have some son or daughter, father or mother, died in your family” they responded to him: “we were few, our deads are many. Better you do not remember our great pain to us”. And he did not have marries some where there were not lost some dear being.

Kisa Gotami fell in the fatigue and the hopelessness. One sat down in the ground, watching as the lights of the city blinked until going out. In the end the dark reigned throughout. And it thought for itself, “Egoistic what I have been in my pain. Because the death is common to all”.

It went to the forest, where it buried his died son, and returned to see the Buddha. It took refuge in Him and the Dharma.

The Buddha said: “The life of the mortals in this world is brief, full of preoccupations and combined with pain. Because there is no means by which those that have been born can avoid to die; after being born the death exists, so is the nature of the alive beings. As mature fruits soon are in danger to fall, therefore the mortals when they are always born are in death danger. Both old woman, wise and idiot young people and, all fall under the power the death; all are subject to the death”.

“Of that, taken by the death they leave from this life, the father cannot save his son, nor the relatives to its near ones. I indicate this while I know as their beings look for dear them they lament and them deeply; one by one the mortals thus are taken, as an ox is lead to the slaughter. Thus the world is heartbroken with the death and the decay. Therefore, the wise people are not troubled when recognizing the conditions of the world. In any way about which people think as the things will happen, often it will be different than finally it happens, and thus great it is the deception; míralo, such are the conditions of the world.

From the weeping nor the moan it will not obtain anybody La Paz in the mind; on the contrary its pain will be greatest and its body will suffer. He will become ill and pale, and the deads will not be saved by their lamentation. The people pass away, and its destiny after the death will be according to its actions. If somebody even lives one hundred years or more, finally he will be separated of the company of his dear beings and will leave the life in this one world. That one that looks for La Paz must remove outside shoots with an arrow of the moan, the complaint, the grief. That one that removes this shoots with an arrow and it recomposes will obtain La Paz; that one that has surpassed the pain will return free from the pain, and will be blessed ".



Paul Carus (1852-1919) was a philosopher and active personality in the diffusion of the buddhism. Of Buddha realized a personal adaptation of several classic texts of the buddhism in its work “The Gospel”.





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