Thig 6:8 Vijayā
Four times, five, I ran amok from my dwelling,
having gained no peace of awareness,
my thoughts out of control.
So, approaching a nun,
I cross-questioned her attentively.
She taught me the Dhamma:
aggregates, sense media, properties,
four noble truths,
seven factors for awakening,
the eightfold path
for attaining the highest goal.
Hearing her words,
I did her bidding.
In the first watch of the night,
I remembered past lives.
In the second watch of the night,
I purified the divine eye.
In the third watch of the night,
I burst the mass of darkness.
Then I stayed, suffusing1 my body
with rapture & pleasure.
On the seventh day, I stretched out my legs,
having burst the mass
1. Reading pharitvā with the Thai edition.