A certain devout lady, who was also a faithful wife, lived with her husband, serving him and their children with a loving heart and at the same time keeping her mind fixed on the Lord.
At her husband's death, as soon as the cremation was over, she broke her glass bangles and wore a pair of gold bracelets
in their place.
People wondered at her unnatural conduct, but she explained to them, "Hitherto my
husband's body was fragile like the glass bangles; that ephemeral body is now gone and he is therefore like one unchangeable and whole in every respect.
His body is no longer fragile.
So I have discarded the fragile glass bangles and put on ornaments of a permanent nature."
Wise Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna.