Download NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English
Chapter 10 The Sermon at Benares
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In this pdf file you can see answers of following Questions
When her son dies, Kisa Gotami goes from house to house. What does she ask for?
Does she get it? Why not?
Kisa Gotami again goes from house to house after she speaks with the Buddha. What
does she ask for, the second time around? Does she get it? Why not?
What does Kisa Gotami understand the second time that she failed to understand the
first time? Was this what the Buddha wanted her to understand?
Why do you think Kisa Gotami understood this only the second time? In what way
did the Buddha change her understanding?
This text is written in an old-fashioned style, for it reports an incident more than two
millennia old. Look for the following words and phrases in the text, and try to
rephrase them in more current language, based on how you understand them.
You know that we can combine sentences using words like and, or, but, yet and
then. But sometimes no such word seems appropriate. In such a case was can use a
semicolon (;) or a dash (−) to combine two clauses.
She has no interest in music; I doubt she will become a singer like her mother.
The second clause here gives the speaker’s opinion on the first clause.
Here is a sentence from the text that uses semicolons to combine clauses. Break up
the sentence into three simple sentences. Can you then say which has a better
rhythm when you read it, the single sentence using semicolons, or the three simple
For there is not any means by which those who have been born can avoid dying;
after reaching old age there is death; of such a nature are living beings.