THAT WHICH NEVER
,,A woman goes to Buddha:her child
is dead and she is crying and she is weeping,and she is a widow,and she will never
have another child and the only child is dead,and that was all her love and all
her attention.She goes crying and weeping to Buddha... What did Buddha do? Buddha
smiled and said to her:' You go into the town and just find a few mustard seeds
from a house where nobody has ever died'. And the woman rushed into the town,
and she went to each house.And wherever she went they said: We can give you as
many mustard seeds as you want,but the condition will not be fulfilled because
so many people have died in our house.And woman,don't be mad! Buddha has played
a trick on you.You will not find a single house on the whole earth.'
she hoped: Maybe .. .who knows? There may be some house that has not known death'.
And she went around and around the whole day. By the evening a great understanding
had dawned on her:
is part of life; it happens. it is not something personal, it is not something
like a personal calamity that has happened to me'. With that understanding she
went to Buddha.
, Where are the mustard seeds? And she smiled. . and she said: You did it!
fell at his feet and said: Initiate me. I would like to know that which never
dies. don´t ask for my child, because even if he is given to me, he will die again.
So what is the point? Teach me something so that can know inside myself that whioh
Freedom from attachment
is going to pass through the gates of death some day. If you can remember that
you are only pure consciousness – not the body, not the mind nor the heart, not
your money, not your prestige, not your power, not your house, but pure consciousness
– then you can pass through the barrier of death unscratched ... Death has power
over you only if you are attached. Freedom from attachment makes you capable of
entering into the universal light and becoming one with it and that is the greatest
blessing, the ultimate ecstasy beyond which nothing else exists. You have come