The Last Lesson That Buddha Left For Humanity Before He Died
Buddha and his spiritual/religious teachings are still popular. He was a famous Aryan prince who traveled through India and Nepal. His teachings became very popular and even turned into a religion in a couple of Asian countries. However, Buddha and his religion are still popular and caused huge impact and influence on both the Western and the Eastern civilization.
Buddha and his spiritual teachings helped many people find their path. His methods and rules are the basics for all westerners who want to grow spiritually. His wise lessons still teach humanity how to be better, or at least, less destructive to themselves and their beautiful planet.
In this article we will share one interesting story about Buddha and what he told to his students in his last lesson. He called all his monks and told all of them to be mindful and of pure virtue. Ananda, his personal assistant, had the courage to ask Buddha what will come of the Order in case the Buddha passed away. Buddha replied that he preached the Truth without any distinction and he told his monks and Ananda to always, no matter what, teach the truth.
He told his monks that with the death of his body nothing changes, but his spirit will live among them and they are supposed to use the energy and motivation to spread the truth. He also told his monks and Ananda that hey must be lambs. They must never let their physical or emotional urges blind their decisions and fogg their way to enlightenment.
He taught them that they should pick up every refuge and be the refuge. He told them that the truth ins everywhere and they should spread the teachings all around the world. He passed away normally, like every human being. He also predicted his death. One of his disciples remarked:
“All must depart—all beings that have life must shed their compounded forms. Yes, even a Master such as He, a peerless being, powerful in Wisdom and Enlightenment, even He must pass away.”
The last message of the Buddha:
“When I am gone, my Teaching shall be your Master and Guide.”
Finally, his parting words were his last lesson:
“Appamadena Sampadetha Vaya Dhamma Sankhara.”–“WORK DILIGENTLY. MATERIAL THINGS ARE IMPERMANENT.