Lord and master, please give me the medicine that will cure my son.
The seeds must be taken from a house where no one has lost a child,husband,parent or friend.
Alas! I lost my brother 6 months ago. the living are few ,but the dead are many.
can i please get a handful of mustard seeds ?
.....but did a son,daughter,father or mother die in your family?
Oh please do not remind us of our deepest grief.
Please give me a handful of mustard seeds if a son,daughter,father or a mother did not die in your family.
How selfish am I in my grief ! death is common to all ,yet in this valley of desolation there is a path that leads him to immortality who has surrendered all selfishness.
Of those who, overcome by death, depart from life,a father cannot save his son, nor kinsmen their relations. “Not from weeping nor from grieving will anyone obtain peace of mind; on the contrary, his pain will be the greater and his body will suffer. He will make himself sick and pale, yet the dead are not saved by his lamentation.
The life of mortals in this world is troubled and brief and combined with pain.For there are is not any means by which those who have been born can avoid dying. As ripe fruits are early in danger of falling ,so mortals when born are always in danger of death. Both young and old are subject to death regardless of their deeds.
You were right, there was no house but some beloved one had died in it