Ananda is overcome with grief

Story of the Buddha - no. 86

86. Ananda felt that the Buddha was really leaving him this time, and he felt deep grief in his heart. So he left the Buddha, and went to an isolated place among trees to cry. He thought: “Unlike the other monks, I still have not reached the stage of an arahant, and I shall lose my compassionate master forever, and be left alone.” His face became flooded with tears. When the other monks told the Buddha that Ananda was weeping in a hidden place, the Buddha asked them to bring Ananda back.