The death of theis a highly significant moment, for in dying he attained and thus finally overcame the eternal cycle of death and .
In this picture, many different beings are gathered around the Buddha's deathbed and react in various ways to his demise. The, themselves far advanced on the path to ultimate insight, know that the Buddha has now achieved his goal. The and pupils of the Buddha mourn the passing of their teacher. The animals surrender completely to their grief over the loss of their sublime master.