The Last Days of the Buddha notes from an Article

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Notes derived from:
Oosterwijk, R.C. van; The Last Days of the Buddha, 2014



Rajagaha Rajgir, also known as Rajagriha, was the capital of the Magadha kingdom at the time of the Buddha.

Page 13 2.01 the seven things that are conducive to welfare


Page 14 2.02 morality, concentration and wisdom ‘a comprehensive discourse’
“This is morality, this is concentration, this is wisdom”


Page 18 2.04 the perils of immorality and the advantages of morality


Page 19 2.04 the four noble truths ( maybe not)


Page 21 2.06 on the deaths and future states of the Buddha’s followers


Page 27 2.10 the Buddha renounced his life principle

Page 31 2.13 teachings about impermanence and recommendations for practice/ the 37 wings of enlightenment!


Page 34 2.14 virtue, concentration, wisdom and emancipation

Page 35 2.15 the authenticity of a teaching
The four criteria

Pava on the way to Kusinara

Page 37

2.16 the Buddha is offered the last meal in Pava
The story of the bad monk

Kusinara/On reaching the village of Kusinara of the Mallas on the further side of the Hiranyavati river

Page 43

3.01 the Buddha lays down between two sala trees on his right side in the lion posture one foot on the other

Page 46

3.02 reverence and care for the dead body of the Buddha is not the duty of monks it is the duty of pious laymen

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3.06 the Buddha tells Ananda to put the relics of his body in a stupa Crossroads

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3.07 Ananda mourns and the Buddha consoles him reminding him of the importance of impermanence

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3.08 adopting the noble eight-fold path is essential to becoming a true acetic, the religious wanderer Subhadda becomes the last personal disciple of the Buddha upon his ordination

Page 56

The Dhamma and the Vinaya shall be the teacher

Page 58

3.11 The Brahma penalty

Page 59

3.12 the Buddha’s last exhortation about impermanence

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8.13/3.18 ? the Buddha dies passing through the meditative absorptions

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3.15. An eminent monk gives an exhortation to stop lamentation

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