Buddha’s recipe to cure grief

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Re:gross. I don’t want to see it either. (Score:5, Insightful)

by aztektum (170569) on Sunday April 26, @11:35AM (#27721287)

I’m reminded of a story about the Buddha. Paraphrased: A woman came to the Buddha filled with grief over the death of her child. She asked the Buddha if there was anything that could be done to cure her grief. The Buddha said he knew of a concoction that would do so, and listed off ingredients. The woman got excited and said she would collect the ingredients post-haste. Before she left the Buddha said “The ingredients cannot come from a household that has experienced the loss of a loved one (child, parent, grand-parent, sibling).” The woman agreed to follow the directive and went off in search of the ingredients.

Everywhere around town she went she found people that were willing to give her the items she requested. However when mentioning the stipulation that it come from a home where no one had died, everyone had to turn her away. She went throughout the whole village and was unable to find someone that had not dealt with such a loss. Realizing this, she discovered the cure to her grief.

Life spares no one of suffering.

Are the people posting these all over for kicks utter twats? Yes. Is the family over reacting? Also yes.

No one should have to see their child in such a way, but plenty people do. If you live in a warzone like Iraq or another country that deals with terrorist bombings all year long, likely you’ve seen it live.

But by all means, let’s make an emotionally charged issue out of this. Let’s censor the Internet. That will surely stop these things from happening in the first place, right? Thank goodness!

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