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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 …

The Four Sights leads to Renunciation … Dhp 181

Those wise ones who are devoted to meditation and who delight in the calm of renunciation — such mindful ones, Supreme Buddhas, even the gods hold dear. Ye jhānapasutā dhīrā nekkhammūpasame ratā Devā’pi tesaṃ pihayanti sambuddhānaṃ satīmataṃ. – Dhammapada Verse 181 Painting Panel (Right): The Four Sights in which the …

Blessed is the birth of the Buddhas … Dhp 194

Blessed is the birth of the Buddhas; blessed is the enunciation of the sacred Teaching; blessed is the harmony in the Order, and blessed is the spiritual pursuit of the united truth-seeker. Sukho buddhānaṃ uppādo sukhā saddhammadesanā Sukhā saṅghassa sāmaggi samaggānaṃ tapo sukho. – Dhammapada Verse 194 Picture (right): Queen …