(Handa mayaṃ paṭhama-buddha-bhāsita-gāthāyo bhaṇāmase)

Aneka-jāti-saṃsāraṃ sandhāvissaṃ anibbisaṃ

For many lifetimes in the round of birth, Wandering on endlessly,

Gaha-kāraṃ gavesanto dukkhā jāti punappunaṃ

For the builder of this house I searched — How painful is repeated birth.

Gaha-kāraka diṭṭho’si puna gehaṃ na kāhasi

House-builder you’ve been seen, Another home you will not build,

Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā gaha-kūṭaṃ visaṅkhataṃ

All your rafters have been snapped, Dismantled is your ridge-pole;

Visaṅkhāra-gataṃ cittaṃ taṇhānaṃ khayam-ajjhagā

The non-constructing mind Has come to craving’s end.