Bhaja Cave

Dh. Subhuti with Dh. Maitriveer Nagarjun Kalyana Mitra retreat Buddhagaya

On Tue, 24 February, 2015 - 14:30
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Before every talk Dhammachari Subhuti and Dh. Maitriveer Nagarjun reading out Verse 153 and 154 from Dhammapada, Jara Vagga.
Verse 153
Anekajatisamaram Sandhavissam anibbisam dukkha jati punapunam
Many a birth have I undergone in this (process of) faring on (in the round of conditioned existence), seeking the builder of the house and not finding him. Painful is (such) repeated birth:
Verse 154
Gahakaraka ! ditthos’ si, punageham na kahasi, Sabba te phasuka bhagga, gahakutam visankhitam, visankharagatam cittam, tanhanam khayamajjhaga
O house-builder, (now) you are seen! Never again shall you build (me) a house. Your rafters are all broken, your ridgepole shattered. The (conditioned) mind too has gone to destruction: one has attained to the cessation of craving.
Translated by Bhante Sangharakshita
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