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Thig 5.10 PTS: Thig 112-116
translated from the Pali by
Alternate translation: Hecker/Khema
“Plowing the field with plows, sowing the ground with seed, supporting their wives & children, young men gather up wealth.
So why is it that I,
consummate in virtue, a doer of the teacher's bidding,
don't gain Unbinding? I'm not lazy or proud.”
Washing my feet, I noticed
And in watching it flow from high
to low, my heart was composed like a fine <span anchor #thoroughbred10>thoroughbred</span> steed.
Then taking a lamp, I entered the hut,
checked the bedding, sat down on the bed.
And taking a pin, I pulled out the wick:
Like the <span anchor #flame10>flame's unbinding</span> was the liberation of awareness.