Dhp Chapter 11 From Jarā Vagga: Old Age

153. Through many births, in this journey of misery, I have wandered on and on, searching for the builder of this house of suffering. To be born again and again is indeed suffering!

154. Oh house-builder, you are seen! You will not build a house for me again. All the rafters are broken into pieces and the ridgepole is shattered. My mind has reached the unconditioned. I have attained the destruction of craving.


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Dhp 14 From… Buddhavaggo: The Chapter about the Buddha

188. Many people shaken
by fear go for refuge
to woods, mountains, and to
tree shrines in pleasure parks.

189. That is not a secure refuge,
that is not the refuge supreme,
that is not the refuge that will
liberate from all suffering.

190. Whoever has gone for refuge
to the Buddha, to the Dhamma
and to the Saṅgha, who sees with
right wisdom the four noble truths:

191. Suffering, arising, and the
overcoming of suffering,
the eightfold noble path leading
to the stilling of suffering.

192. That is the one secure refuge,
that is the one refuge supreme,
that is the one refuge that will
liberate from all suffering.


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