“Not from weeping nor from grieving will anyone obtain peace of mind’.
If you had to use the message of the given quote from the Buddha’ssermon (The Sermon at Benares) to help the boy cope with the loss of his ball and what it signifies (The Ball Poem), what would you include in your advice?
Also, evaluate why it might be difficult for him to understand the notion.
The learnings that can be depicted or learned from the referenced quote of Buddha are that--
- The loss of irreplaceable things brings grief and sorrows to people.
- But only by learning to stay calm and understanding the perishable/mortal nature of things will help in living life normally and forgetting the loss.
These learnings can help the boy cope with the loss as these will teach him
- That loss is an important part of life and is inevitable
- Also, it is important to learn from experiences so that similar situations can be easily tackled in future.
- Lastly, it is necessary to adapt to these changes and move on with life.
It can be difficult for the boy to understand this notion as -
- He is too young to understand the depth of these words and is alone in his loss
- He has no one to explain and must learn from his experience
- As he is young, he will require time to cope up with the loss he has suffered.
- And lastly, it is very easy to feel disheartened at a young age and maturity only comes through these heartbreaks.