Death is an inevitable part of a humans life. Everyone wants to live a long life ignoring the fact that everyone has to die one day.

This is A Short Inspirational Story On Death Which is about the A Women who gets enlightenment from gautama buddha.

This Short Inspirational Story shows you the reality of death, which is inevitable.

Without any further delay,

Let’s dive right in.

Short Inspirational Story On Death:

One day a woman lost her young son just a few days before her husband had died.

Kissa gautami was her name and now her only son had died.

She was in great despair, naturally the child was her only hope.

Buddha was staying in the town and people said ” Don’t cry and don’t weep why don’t you take the child to the Buddha he’s so compassionate he may revive him back to life.”
A short Inspirational story on death

She rushed with the dead body of the child.

Buddha looked at the woman and told her to put the child in front of him and said to her ” Yes I will revive him but you will have to fulfill one condition”

The woman said I am ready to give even my life.

Say any condition and I will fulfill it Buddha said it is a simple condition, I never make big requirements of people, only small requirements.

This is a very simple thing just go into town and bring a few mustard seeds.

Just remember one thing, the mustard seeds should come from a house where nobody has ever died.

The woman was in an insane state.

She could not see the point how can you find a house where nobody has ever died.

She rushed with great hope and she knew that every house had mustard seeds because that was the only crop that people were growing.

The whole village was growing it, so there was no problem.

She knocked on many doors and the people said just a few mustard seeds??? we can bring cart loads of mustard seeds, but we cannot fulfil the condition. Many people have died in our house, so our mustard seeds won’t do the job.

When night dawned the woman came to her sense.

She had knocked on every door in the village and slowly she saw that death is inevitable.

It happens to everybody.

Nobody can escape from it

When she came back to Buddha she was a totally different woman.

Her child was lying there and Buddha was waiting.

He said ” Where are the mustard seeds?”.

The woman laughed and fell down at his feet and said initiate me into your path because I have understood your message that everybody has to die.

Today my son has died, A few days before my husband died and a few days afterwards I am going to die.

Before I die I want to see the deathless.

Now I am NOT interested in my child being raised from the dead.

I am interested myself in seeing the eternal life.

Buddha said ” That was the purpose of sending you so that you can be awakened.” And he initiated kissa gautami.


In life or let’s say there is no life without death and there can’t be death without life.

We all have our own clocks ticking and it may seem unfair why some people die before others.

But it is just the circle of life.

If there is no light there can be no darkness.

If there is no bad there cannot be any good and if there is no death there can’t be life.

Understanding this may seem beyond us, for we are attached emotionally to all the people that we love.

Life is a beautiful journey, so enjoy every second and minute together with the people that you love.

I Hope you loved this Short Inspirational Story On Death.

That’s it for today. See you again in the next blog post.

Until then,



Muni Chandra Is The Founder of LifeOfAlpha. He is a Aspiring Entrepreneur, Digital Marketer and Content Creator. MC's Mission is to Inspire And Change Lives Of Millions of People World Wide. His Main Motto in life is "Never Give Up."

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