At this time, the World Honored One replied with a verse, saying:
From the time I was nineteen years of age,
I left the home life and studied the way of the Buddha.
From the time I left home until now,
It has already been more than fifty years.
Of the pure precepts, dhyāna and wisdom
The externalists possess not even a fraction.
If they do not possess even a minor fraction,
How much the less do they possess all-knowledge.
"If one does not possess the eight-fold correct path, then one does not possess the first fruit, the second, the third, nor the fourth fruit. If one possesses the eight-fold correct path, then one possesses the first fruit, the second, the third, and the fourth fruit. Subhadra, here in my Dharma, there exists the eight-fold correct path. Herein there exists the first fruit of the Way, the second, the third, and the fourth fruit of the Way. The dharmas of the others, the externalists, are all empty. They have no way, no fruit, no Sramanas, and no Brahmans. In this manner, in the midst of the great Assembly, I truly roar the lion's roar."
When Subhadra, the brahmacarin, heard this Dharma, he gained the way of the Arhat. He thought to himself, "I should not enter Parinirvana after the Buddha." When he had finished this thought, he assumed the full lotus posture before the Buddha and, employing his spiritual power, sent forth fire from within his body which incinerated it completely, whereby he [then and there] chose to cross into extinction.
(End of "Subhadra, the Brahmacārin")