Advayavada Buddhism

ON COURSE WITH NATURE.

Last Words Of Gautama Buddha To His Disciples

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Source: Last Words Of Gautama Buddha To His Disciples – Darkmoon

With permission

https://www.darkmoon.me

Dec 26, 2015

Based on extracts from The Gospel of Buddha,
complied from Ancient Records by Paul Carus, 1883

LD: The term ‘Tathagata’ is a title of the Buddha. (See endnote). Ananda, the Buddha’s cousin, was also his closest and most devoted disciple.

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“SEEK YE FOR THAT WHICH IS PERMANENT
AND WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH DILIGENCE.”

I am now grown old, O Ananda, and full of years; my journey is drawing to its close. I have reached the sum of my days, I am almost eighty years old.

Just as a worn-out cart cannot be made to move along without difficulty, so the body of the Tathagata can only be kept going with much additional care.

Therefore, O Ananda, be ye lamps unto yourselves. Rely on yourselves, and do not rely on external…

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