Thig 5:10 Paṭācārā
“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
my heart was composed
like a fine thoroughbred 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 flame’s1 unbinding
was the liberation
1. Reading pajjotass’eva with the Thai edition.