Parinirvana: The Final Death of the Buddha

This is an image of a comic book page. The text on the comic reads "At the age of 80, Shakyamuni Buddha died in Kushinagara after eating some spoiled food. He never thought of himself as a leader of a new way of life, but instead as a wise and kind friend to all, on his deathbed he told his followers not to follow another leader, but to take the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha) as their guide. When the Buddha died, he passed into the final state of Nirvana, ending his endless cycle of rebirth. His body was cremated and the remains distributed among groups of his followers."