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Therīgāthā 3.5
The Verses of Arahant Nun Ubbirī (51-53)

51. [The Buddha:] In the forest, Ubbiri, you are sobbing and calling out, “Oh my daughter, Jīva!” Did you know that eighty-four thousand people were burnt in this cemetery, all whose name was Jīva? Which of them do you grieve for?

52. When I heard this, I plucked out the dart of sorrow I had for my daughter. It was hard to see while it was stuck in my heart.

53. Today I live with the dart plucked out and with craving abandoned. My mind is fully quenched. I took the Supreme Buddha, Supreme Dhamma, and the Supreme Saṅgha as my refuge.

These verses were said by Arahant Nun Ubbirī.

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Therīgāthā 3.5: The Verses of Arahant Nun Ubbirī (51-53)

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