(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.