After my decease, first will occur the five disappearances.



Gautama Buddha : spiritual teacher
‘After my decease, first will occur the five disappearences. And what are the five disappearances?' The disappearance of attainments, the disappearance of the method, the disappearance of learning [, the disappearance of the symbols, the disappearance of the relics... Then when the Dispensation of the perfect Buddha is 5000 years old, the relics, not receiving reverence and honor will go to places where they can receive them... This, Sariputta, is called the disappearance of relics'.