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.
– Dhammapada Verse 154
Borobudur Relief: The Bodhisatta (Centre) being attacked by Mara and his army. The Bodhisatta touches the Earth to bear witness to his efforts to achieving perfection in Virtue, thereby defeating Mara.
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Courtesy of Anandajoti Bhikkhu.
– Posted by CFFong