A Revolutionary View of Life and Death

Few things are harder than parting with loved ones; and yet, in life, nothing is more certain than death.

The story of Shakyamuni’s disciple Kisa Gotami speaks eloquently to the universal suffering of death. Kisa Gotami first loses her husband and then her beloved child. Inconsolable, she wanders through town, her dead child in her arms, begging for someone to bring her child back to life. Eventually, she encounters Shakyamuni Buddha, who tells her

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