What is the greatest sorrow of the people? Write your answer with reference to 'The Sermon At Benares'.
The death of the loved ones is the greatest sorrow of the people. The grief that follows after death results in restlessness and one constantly strives for peace of mind. The individual thinks that lamenting and remembering the person might bring peace but Buddha taught in his sermon that the one who is unable to pull out the arrow of sorrow, can not attain peace. Only that person can attain the peace of mind who has overcome his sorrow and has accepted the death as the ultimate reality of life.