Kisa Gautami

Kisa Gautami was a young woman from a well-to-do family and was married to a wealthy merchant. When her only son was about a year old, he fell ill and suddenly died. Overcome with grief, Kisa Gautami took the dead child in her arms and went from house to house asking people if they knew of a medecine that would restore her child to life. Of course, no one was able to help her. Finally, she met a follower of the Buddha, who advised her to see Him.
When she carried the dead child to the Buddha and told Him her sad story, He listened with patience and compassion, and then said to her, "There is only one way to solve your problem. Go and get me four or five mustard seeds from any family in which there has never been a death."
Kisa Gautami set off to look for such a household, but without success. Every family she visited had experienced the dead of some person or other. At last, she understood what the Buddha had wanted her to find out for herself - that death comes to all. Accepting the fact that death is inevitable, she no longer grieved. She took the child's body away and later returned to the Buddha to become one of His followers.