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 Full story of the Bodhisatta’s Quest for the answers to rid old age, sickness and death, visit these links …
a. the First Teachers .. www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/lifebuddha/13lbud.htm
b. the Six years of austerities .. www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/lifebuddha/14lbud.htm
– Photograph sourced from … www.photodharma.net ,
Courtesy of Anandajoti Bhikkhu.
– Posted by CFFong