Gautam, the Buddha, had been invited by a poor man.
He had served him mushrooms that grew in the backyard of his hut.
Back in his monastery, Buddha fell sick. Ananda got agitated when he learnt that meal served to Buddha was poisonous.
“Don’t utter even a word about it for everyone will hold the poor man responsible for my death.”
“Then what should I do?”
“Just tell everyone that that poor man is as blessed as was Buddha’s mother. She gave Buddha his first feed and that man served Buddha his last meal.”
Few days later Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana.
There are many stories relating to the death of Gautam, the Buddha, one being that his last meal contained wild poisonous mushrooms.
A post for Friday Fictioneers on a picture prompt
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