|Sutta Name||Nikaya||Vagga||Academic||PTS||PSA Plae||Keywords||Notes|
|Piyajaatika||Majjhima||Majjhimapa.n.naasa, Raaja Vagga||MN.087||M.ii.106ff.||21/170||mourning, parting, loved-ones||The Buddha tells a householder who is mourning for his son, that dear ones always bring sorrow and tribulation.The man, however, disagreed with the view and did not scruple to say so wherever he went. Pasenadi taunted Mallika with this and she sent Nalijangha to the Buddha to ask if these were his words. The Buddha convinced him by means of various examples that the statement was true and when this was reported to Mallika, she was able to prove to Pasenadi that the Buddhas teaching was in accordance with the facts.|
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