the Buddha and Ananda arrived at the boundaries of Kusinara.
When they came to Salavana, a holiday resort of the royal
clan of the Mallas, the Buddha felt he could go no further.
So he asked Ananda to prepare a place for him to lie down.
Ananda took the Buddha's outer robe and placed it on a bed
between two big sal trees. The Buddha then lay down on his
right side. He did not fall asleep, but rested to relieve
his pain and fatigue. His mind remained as tranquil as it
had ever been.