Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Grief, Gratitude and Compassion

Entry in this week's Single Frame Stories Competition. The prompt was "blur."

Kisagotami’s beautiful son, the light of her life ran into the street and was struck dead by a runaway cart. She wandered the village in a blur, child clutched to her heart.

She went to the Buddha for an herb to revive her son.  He sent her into the village to find a mustard seed from a household that had never suffered the death of a loved one.

Of course, there was not a single home without loss. She found that the living are few, but the dead are many. Her personal grief was transformed into compassion for all beings.

A 100 Word Story based on a traditional Buddhist Parable

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