Edited by K.R Norman
Old Bodies Like Carts
In a famous passage in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta the Buddha, feeling old and ill, says to his attendant Ananda according to the PTS edition.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhys David translate: …and just as a worn-out cart, Ananda, can be kept going only with the help of thongs, so, methinks, the body of the Tathagata can only be kept going by bandaging it up.
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