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.)

dhammacakkappavatthana sutta 转法轮经 Discourse on Setting in Motion the Wheel of Dhamma (SN 5.12.2.1)

Number Of Pages 7
Author(s) Buddha
Publisher Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre
Publish Year 2020
Publish Place Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre
About This Book The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (Pali; Sanskrit: Dharmacakra Pravartana Sūtra; English: The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dharma) is the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. The Buddha gave this teaching in Sarnath, India, to the five ascetics (his former companions with whom he had spent six years practicing austerities). The main topic of this sutta is the Four Noble Truths, which are the central teachings of Buddhism that provide a unifying theme, or conceptual framework, for all of Buddhist thought. This sutta also introduces the Buddhist concepts of the middle way, impermanence, and dependent origination.
Language English, Chinese

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