Seeking but not finding the house builder, I traveled through the round of countless births. Oh, painful is birth ever and again! House builder, you have now been seen. You shall not build the house again. Your rafters have been broken down; your ridge-pole is demolished too. My mind has now attained the unformed nirvana and reached the end of every kind of craving. (Dh. 153-54.)

girimānanda sutta 基哩曼难陀经 Discourse to Ven Girimānanda (AN 10.6.10)

Number Of Pages 5
Author(s) Buddha
Publisher Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre
Publish Year 2020
Publish Place Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre
About This Book The Girimānanda Sutta is the sixtieth discourse in the Anguttara Nikaya. The sutta consists of ten contemplations, and deals with subjects which are partly explained in the Visuddhimagga and other Nikaya commentaries. The Girimānanda Sutta has been used as a subject for meditation as well as a means for the healing of suffering, in a practice known as ‘Paritta Chanting’. When the Venerable Girimānanda was sick, the Buddha asked Ananda Bhikkhu to chant for him, after which, Girimānanda recovered.
Language English, Chinese