Until You Die ~ 07

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event type discourse
date & time 17 Apr 1975 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language English
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shorttitle UNTIL07
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
A man went to a doctor and told him that his wife was not bearing children.
The physician saw the woman, took her pulse and said: 'I cannot treat you for sterility because I have discovered that you will in any case die within forty days.'
When she heard this the woman was so worried that she could eat nothing during the ensuing forty days.
But she did not die at the time predicted, so the husband took the matter up with the doctor, who said:
'Yes, I knew that. Now she will be fertile.'
The husband asked how this came about.
The doctor told him:
'Your wife was too fat, and this was interfering with her fertility. I knew that the only thing that would put her off her food would be the fear of dying. She is now, therefore, cured.'
The question of knowledge is a very dangerous one.


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