Who Buried You in the Past Life
A Classic Buddhist Love Story
by Good Sam
Once upon a time, there was a scholar. He was engaged to marry his fiancee on a particular day. When that day came, the fiancee ended up marrying someone else. The scholar was heartbroken, and fell ill. His family tried every means to save him but without any success, it looked like he was about to die. At this time, a mendicant monk knew about the situation, and decided to enlighten him. The monk came to his bed and took out a mirror for the scholar to look into.
The scholar saw the vast ocean. A naked woman, had been murdered, and was lying on the beach. A passerby took one look, shook his head, and left. Another passerby took off his jacket, covered the corpse, and left. Again another passerby, went over, dug a hole, and carefully buried the corpse.
While feeling uncertain... the picture changed... The scholar saw his fiancee, at her wedding night, at the moment of been uncovered by her husband...
The scholar was at a loss.
The monk explained, "You saw the woman's corpse on the beach? She was the past life of your fiancee. You were the second passerby who clothed her. This lifetime, she loved you in order to return this one favor."
"However, she must finally repay with her lifetime the last passerby that buried her. He is her current husband."
The scholar had a great awakening. He swiftly sat up from the bed and the illness was healed.