What did the Buddha ask Kisa Gotami to do? Why?
Why did the Buddha ask Kisa Gotami to bring a handful of mustard seeds?
The Buddha was aware of Kisa Gotami’s grief. He wanted her to the see truth of life and death and accept the destiny of human being. He asked her to bring a handful of mustard seeds from a house where no one had ever died to show her that death is common to all. Accordingly, she could not find any house where nobody has died. She realized that being selfish in her grief, she reminded all of them about their deepest grief. Apparently, she accepted the truth that death is common to all.