The people of Kusinara grieve for the Buddha

Story of the Buddha - no. 89

89. When the people of Kusinara learnt that the Buddha was about to enter nirvana, they all felt very sad and cried. They said: “It is too early for the Buddha to enter final nirvana. The light of the world is going to be extinguished too soon!” Men, women and children, crying loudly, went to Salavana, where the Buddha was staying. They all hoped to see the Buddha one more time.