Why did Gautam Buddha say that every man should have 4 wives and every woman should have 4 husbands?

Buddha Amritwani: Lord Gautam Buddha has been considered as the originator of Buddhism, one of the oldest religions of the world. His priceless thoughts change the condition and direction of life and give new inspiration. People follow his teachings and thoughts and follow them.

But among the many thoughts of Gautam Buddha, there are 4 thoughts related to being husband and wife, knowing which you will be surprised. According to Gautam Buddha, every man should have four wives and every woman should have four husbands. But why did he say this and what is the reason behind it, you will find the answer in this story.

The story told by Gautama Buddha

A man had four wives. In that period men had the right to have more than one wife. The man’s life was going well with his wives.  But after some time the person was surrounded by physical problems and fell very ill. The disease was so complicated that, instead of getting cured, the condition was getting worse day by day. Seeing his condition, the person understood that the time of his death is near. He started feeling sad about it.

First wife’s answer

One day he said to the first wife- Dear, my death is near, I will soon leave my body and be free from the world. But I don’t want to go alone. I have always loved you and still do. Will you walk with me after my death? On hearing this, the wife became silent and in the end she gathered courage and said to the husband – Swami, I know that you love me very much and I love you equally. But with your death, the time has come for us to part ways. Saying this the first wife refused to walk with him after his death.

The second wife’s answer

After this the person goes to his second wife and asks her the same question-  Will you walk with me after death?. In response, the second wife says – When your first wife refused to go with you, how can I go with you. Saying this she also leaves him.

The third wife’s answer

The person’s death is very close now and being alone after death, he calls the third wife with a sad heart and asks the same question. The third wife also refused to accompany him after his death.  refuses.

4th wife’s answer

Getting closer to death, now all the hopes of a person are over and in the end he calls his fourth wife and gathers courage and asks the same questions which he had asked his three wives. The person says- Wherever I go after death, will you also go there with me? Then the fourth wife says – Swami, I will definitely go with you. Wherever you go, I will also walk with you and support you. Because I myself cannot stay away from you.

The essence and lessons of the story

  • While narrating the story Gautam Buddha says at the end, every man and woman must have four wives and four husbands. This is because he also has to say ‘Yes’ Got to hear However, the four husbands and wives mentioned in the story refer to the aspects of life that Gautama Buddha described here.
  • According to Gautama Buddha, the first wife in this story is our ‘body’ Is. Which cannot go with us after death. That’s why after death the body is burnt or buried.
  • The second wife is our ‘fate’ Is. After death our destiny also leaves here and we cannot take it with us.
  • Third wife’s relationship with ‘relationships’ is from. After death all relations are left here and we cannot take it with us even if we want to.
  • The fourth wife in the story who gets ready to go along. It is related to our ‘Karma’ is from. Karma is the only thing that goes with us after death. Karma is the thing, by which the account of our sins and virtues is done and after death our soul gets heaven or hell.

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