At Kushinagar

From then on the Buddha was not well and chose to withdraw from more crowded places into the relatively obscure town of Kushinagar. On the outskirts of the town he rested in a sal grove by the banks of the Hiranyavati river and asked Ananda to make a bed in the shade between two sal trees.

The Buddha, gave his last sermon and said, “Grieve not for me, but mourn for those who stay behind, bound by longings to which the fruit is sorrow… for what confidence have we in life when death is ever at hand?” Then at peace with the world he slipped away into the parinirvana.