When Lord Buddha was on his death bed he noticed his young disciple Ananda was weeping.
'Why are you weeping, Ananda?' he asked.
'Because the light of the world is about to be extinguished and we will be in darkness.'
The Buddha summoned up all his remaining energy and spoke what were to be his last words on earth:
"Ananda, Be a light unto yourself.
Everything that arises passes away.
Strive for what does not arise".