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The inevitability of death, explained with mustard seeds

The Buddha visited village after village giving discourses on Dhamma (Dharma in Sanskrit), the righteous ways of living.  He was always very well received everywhere he went. Years of penance and pursuit of truth had strengthened his aura so much that people were able to sense him approaching even when he was still miles away from a village. And, on each one his trips, thousands of people were shown the path of the truth and they all benefited from the Buddha’s teachings by being liberated from their worries and grief. In this story, the Buddha delivers a lady from her grief by explaining death to her using mustard seeds.

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