The Great Discourse on the Buddha’s Extinguishment 1. The Brahmin Vassakāra 2. Principles That Prevent Decline 3. Principles That Prevent Decline Among the Mendicants 4. Sāriputta’s Lion’s Roar 5. The Drawbacks of Unethical Conduct 6. The Benefits of Ethical Conduct 7. Building a Citadel 8. Talk on the Noble Truths 9. The Deaths in Nādika 10. The Mirror of the Teaching 11. Ambapālī the Courtesan 12. Commencing the Rains at Beluva 13. An Obvious Hint 14. The Appeal of Māra 15. Surrendering the Life Force 16. The Causes of Earthquakes 17. Eight Assemblies 18. Eight Dimensions of Mastery 19. The Eight Liberations 20. The Appeal of Ānanda 21. The Elephant Look 22. The Four Great References 23. On Cunda the Smith 24. Bringing a Drink 25. On Pukkusa the Malla
And after bathing and drinking the Teacher emerged. Before the group of mendicants, in the middle, the Buddha, the Teacher who rolled forth the present dispensation, the great sage went to the mango grove.
He addressed the mendicant named Cundaka: “Spread out my folded robe so I can lie down.” The self-developed one urged Cunda, who quickly spread the folded robe. Teacher, being tired, lay down, while Cunda sat there before him. 26. The Pair of Sal Trees 27. The Monk Upavāṇa 28. The Four Inspiring Places 29. Ānanda’s Questions 30. Persons Worthy of Monument 31. Ānanda’s Incredible Qualities 32. Teaching the Discourse on Mahāsudassana 33. The Mallas Pay Homage 34. On Subhadda the Wanderer
I was twenty-nine years of age, Subaddha, when I went forth to discover what is skilful. It’s been over fifty years since I went forth. I am the one who points out the proper teaching: Outside of here there is no true ascetic.