WOMAN STONED BY HER DAUGHTER

WOMEN STONED BY HER DAUGHTER

Once Eruch said something bad to Baba in frustration, Baba related following story

A woman in a village once cohabitated with a man who was not her husband and the people came to know of it. It was the custom then to punish such a crime by making the adulteress sit in a circle. Every villager would then pick up a stone and strike her.

The woman was made to sit in the town square and the villagers began stoning her one by one. When the woman's daughter's turn came, she could not bring herself to stone her own mother. Instead, she picked up a rose and threw it at her.

But the rose wounded the woman much more than all the stones combined, because it came from her daughter, one whom she dearly loved and had raised so tenderly.

Similarly, others' "stones" do not hurt me as deeply as your rose.

Gist:

The more you love someone the more you are hurt on his /her betrayal.