When Buddha was on his death bed he noticed his young disciple Anan was weeping. “Why are you weeping, Anan?” he asked. “Because the light of the world is about to be extinguished and we will be in darkness” Anan replied. The Buddha summoned up all his remaining energy and spoke what were to be his final words on earth: “Anan, Anan, be a light unto yourself.” – Trad.