How do y idea o with Kiswas being 'selfish in her grief'?
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How do you usually understand the idea of 'selfishness'? Do you agree with Kisa

Gotami that she was being 'selfish in her grief'?

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'Selfishness' means being concerned only about one's own interests and showing

complete disregard for others welfare. Yes, it can be said that Kisa Gotami was being

'selfish in her grief'. In the light of her tragedy, she was unable to see that death is

something that strikes all things living. In this sense, she was selfish. However, for every

person, his/her tragedy is something personal and it prevents him/her from looking at

the tragedy from a universal or general point of view. If we take the usual sense of the

word 'selfish', then calling Kisa Gotami selfish would be inappropriate, because every

person becomes selfish in his/her grief.

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