The Sermon at Benares class 10 chapter 10 English First Flight summary
The sermon at Benares class 10 chapter 8 book English first flight summary by Betty Renshaw. he was an author of such books like values and voices. In this chapter, he throws light on the early life of Lord Buddha.
Buddha as a Prince :
Gautama Buddha was born as a Prince named Siddhartha Gautam in Northern. India At 12, he was sent for schooling in Hindu scared Scriptures. Four year later. he returned home and got married to a princes. they had a son. they lived a royal life for 10 year. Gautama is Enlightened from the suffering of the world He was Protected from the sufferings of the world. One day he saw a sick mam, an old man a funeral Procession and a monk begging Buddha and he then went out to seek enlightened.
Gautama seeks Enlightenment and becomes Gautama Buddha
He travelled aimlessly for seven year and then he stayed under a peepal tree until he attained enlightened. and renamed the tree as Bodhi tree (Tree of Wisdom.) there he began to teach and share his knowledge and became known as Buddha. Buddha Gives his first sermon Buddha preached his first sermon at the city of Benares. it is the holiest of the dipping places on the river Ganges. this sermon reflects Buddha’s wisdom about the kind of suffering that is impossible to Interpret.
Kisa Gotami’s story
Kisa Gotami had only one son.she carried her dead son in her arms and she went door to door asking for medicines for her dead child. the neighbours pitied her but could not help her as her son was dead. they were as helpless as Kisa and couldn’t go against the will of God. finally somebody suggested that she should go to the sakyamuni. the Buddha. Kisa Gotami went to meet Gautama Buddha. Gautama told her to bring a handful of mustard seeds from a house where death has never Knocked at the door. Kisa thought that if was a very easy task. she went to all the houses in the village but couldn’t find a single house where death has not taken a beloved away.
She sat down. hopeless and tired. she soon realised that she was being very Selfish in her grief. death is common to all.
Buddha’s Replay to Kisa Gotami
The file of Morals is troubled, brief and combined with pain. it is not possible to avoid death. as the ripe fruits are in danger of falling as the earthen vessels made by the potter break, similarly the mortals have the danger of death. wise men and fools. all fall in the power of death. only the wise do not grieve and they accept the reality. all weeping and grieving will bring more pain and sufferings to the body. one who is composed will obtain peace of mind and will be free from sorrow and he blessed.