Giving Ananda some final instructions

Story of the Buddha - no. 80

80. During his stay in the village the Buddha fell seriously ill. After he recovered, he told Ananda: “Ananda, by now the Sangha should know the way to practice, be able to check their practice and attain nirvana. I do not keep any secrets. With all my heart I wish the best for all the monks and nuns. I am an old man now. You should depend on yourselves. You should rely on the Dharma.”