Story of Kisa Gotami and Buddha

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What did the Buddha do after sitting down under the peepal tree for seven days?

What caused Kisa Gotami to ask for medicine from her neighbors?

Where did the Buddha preach his first sermon?

What led to the Buddha being known as 'the Awakened' or 'the Enlightened'?

What did Kisa Gotami do with her dead child?

How did the Buddha name the Bodhi Tree?

What did the man suggest Kisa Gotami do to find medicine for her child?

What did the Buddha ask Kisa Gotami to bring in order to cure her boy?

What event prompted GAUTAMA Buddha to seek enlightenment?

How did GAUTAMA Buddha's encounter with suffering lead him to seek enlightenment?

Why was Kisa Gotami unable to find the mustardseed needed from the houses she visited?

What was GAUTAMA Buddha's original name before he became known as Buddha?

How did people in the houses react when Kisa Gotami mentioned her purpose for needing the mustardseed?

How did GAUTAMA Buddha's exposure to suffering change his life?

What realization did Kisa Gotami have after wandering from house to house for the mustardseed?

What was GAUTAMA Buddha's initial reaction upon witnessing suffering?

Why did people pity Kisa Gotami as she went from house to house?

How did GAUTAMA Buddha's encounter with different life situations impact him?

What does Kisa Gotami ask for when her son dies?

Why does Kisa Gotami not get what she asks for?

How is combining sentences with semicolons illustrated in the text?

Based on the text, what is the significance of rephrasing old-fashioned language into current language?

What is the main theme associated with Kisa Gotami's actions after her son's death?

How do semicolons or dashes help in combining clauses?

What is the main theme of the text?

What advice did the Buddha give to the grief-stricken woman?

What is the significance of the following statement: 'Your joy is your sorrow unmasked'?

In context, what does the line 'It is not the cup that holds your wine, but the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven' symbolize?

Based on the text, what lesson can be inferred from the imagery of 'hollowed wood with knives'?

Which emotion does Khalil Gibran associate with being 'joyous'?

How does Tagore's extract emphasize the idea of gratitude?

'Some say, 'Joy is greater than sorrow,' and others say, 'Nay, sorrow is the greater.' But I say unto you, they are inseparable.' - What does this quote imply?

'Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.' - What does this quote suggest?

'Death is not the extinguishing of a light but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come.' - What idea does this quote convey?


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