• The Mystery of life and death has always
baffled us. Whenever we loose some one near
and dear to us, we are in grief.
• ...
The Sermon at Benares
About the author :Betty Renshaw Barber
Clinton, MS
Betty Louise Renshaw Barber was born in Shannon,
...
The Sermon at Benares
 The mystery of life and death
always baffles us. When we lose
someone near and dear we are sad.
 ...
The Sermon at Benares
 Gautama Buddha (563 B.C. – 483 B.C.) began
life as a prince named Siddhartha Gautama.
 At the age...
The Sermon at Benares
 This sights moved him so much that he at once
went out to seek enlightenment about the sorrows he
...
The Sermon at Benares
 Kisa Gautami lost her only son and her grief she went from
house to house asking people for medici...
The Sermon at Benares
 She went from door to door but could
not find even a single house to fulfill the
condition.
 Then...
Sermon at benares
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  1. 1. • The Mystery of life and death has always baffled us. Whenever we loose some one near and dear to us, we are in grief. • This lesson reminds us that death is the ultimate truth. Every creature, who is born must die one day.
  2. 2. The Sermon at Benares About the author :Betty Renshaw Barber Clinton, MS Betty Louise Renshaw Barber was born in Shannon, Mississippi on September 3, 1927, to P. C. and Lillian Renshaw. After graduating valedictorian from Shannon High School, she went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi College, and later a Master of Arts from Mississippi University for Women. She taught at the preschool level for several years, and eventually, she was able to pass her experiences on to others by teaching preschool teachers. Betty married Joseph Henry Barber, Jr. on December 23, 1950. They were married for 61 years.
  3. 3. The Sermon at Benares  The mystery of life and death always baffles us. When we lose someone near and dear we are sad.  This lesson teaches us that death is the ultimate truth.  This lesson is about the early life of Gautama Buddha and his first sermon preached at Benares.  A woman who had lost her son, in grief went to Buddha and pleaded him to bring his son back to life.  Let us read the lesson and find how Gautama Buddha taught the lady that death was inevitable.
  4. 4. The Sermon at Benares  Gautama Buddha (563 B.C. – 483 B.C.) began life as a prince named Siddhartha Gautama.  At the age of 12 he started his schooling in sacred Hindu scriptures and four years later he was married to Yashodhara, a princess.  At the age of 25 , while out hunting he came across a sick man, than an aged man , and finally a monk begging for alms.
  5. 5. The Sermon at Benares  This sights moved him so much that he at once went out to seek enlightenment about the sorrows he had seen.  After wandering for seven years, he finally set under a peepal tree and got enlightenment, and came to be known as Buddha.  He perished his sermon at Benares, the most holy dipping places on river Ganga.  The sermon reflects the Buddha’ wisdom about one mysterious kind of suffering.
  6. 6. The Sermon at Benares  Kisa Gautami lost her only son and her grief she went from house to house asking people for medicine to bring her son back to life, but in vain.  One man told her to go to Gautama Buddha and she followed the advice.  She went to Buddha and cried, “Lord and master , give me the medicine that will cure my dead son.  He answered, “Bring a hand full of mustard-seed form a house where no one has lost a child, husband , parent or friend.
  7. 7. The Sermon at Benares  She went from door to door but could not find even a single house to fulfill the condition.  Then she came to know that death is the ultimate truth. One who is born must die.  Therefore the wise do not lament on death.

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