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He who reveres those worthy of reverence, the Buddhas and their disciples, who have transcended all obstacles and passed beyond the reach of sorrow and lamentation. He who reveres such peaceful and fearless ones, his merit none can compute by any measure. Pūjārahe pūjayato buddhe yadi va sāvake Papañca samatikkante …

O house-builder, you are seen! … Dhp 154

O house-builder, you are seen! You will not build this house again. For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered. My mind has reached the Unconditioned; I have attained the destruction of craving. Gahakāraka diṭṭho’si puna gehaṃ na kāhasi Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā gahakauṭaṃ visaṅkhitaṃ Visaṅkhāragataṃ cittaṃ taṇhānaṃ khayamajjhagā. …

The Bodhisatta’s Quest … Dhp 153

Through many a birth in samsara have I wandered in vain, seeking the builder of this house (of life). Repeated birth is indeed suffering! Anekajāti saṃsāraṃ sandhāvissaṃ anibbisaṃ Gahakārakaṃ gavesanto dukkhā jāti punappunaṃ. – Dhammapada Verse 153 Borobudur Relief: The Bodhisatta (leftmost) with the Five Ascetics practicing the austerities. For …