NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 24 the Sermon at Benares CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question

What does Kisa Gotami understand the second time that she failed to understand the first time? Was this what the Buddha wanted her to understand?

Solution

  • Kisa Gotami understood the second time that death is common to all and that she was being selfish in her grief.
  • There was no house where some beloved had not died. Yes, this was what the Buddha wanted her to understand.

Question

Kisa Gotami again goes from house to house after she speaks with the Buddha. What does she ask for, the second time around? Does she get it? Why not?

Solution

  • When she met Buddha, he asked her to get a handful of mustard seeds from a house where no one had lost a child, husband, parent, or friend.
  • She went from house to house, but could not get the mustard seeds because there was not a single house where no one had died in the family.