1. The World’s Echo

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    12. And when the Blessed One had passed away, simultaneously with his Parinibbana there came a tremendous earthquake, dreadful and astounding, and the thunders rolled across the heavens.

    13. And when the Blessed One had passed away, simultaneously with his Parinibbana, Brahma Sahampati[60] spoke this stanza:

    All must depart — all beings that have life
    Must shed their compound forms. Yea, even one,
    A Master such as he, a peerless being,
    Powerful in wisdom, the Enlightened One, has passed away.

    14. And when the Blessed One had passed away, simultaneously with his Parinibbana, Sakka, king of the gods,[61] spoke this stanza:

    Transient are all compounded things,
    Subject to arise and vanish;
    Having come into existence they pass away;
    Good is the peace when they forever cease.

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