Thus have I heard,
Once, the Awakened One lived in Sāvatthi
in Jeta’s Grove, anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery.
On that occasion, the Buddha was instructing,
encouraging, inspiring and gladdening the monks
with a discourse on nibbāna.
The monks gave their full attention to what was being spoken
And centred their whole minds and ears to listening to Dhamma.
Realizing the significance of the moment
the Awakened One exclaimed these heartfelt verses:
where there is no earth,
no water, no fire, no air,
no plane of endless space,
no plane of endless consciousness,
no plane of bare awareness,,
no plane between perception and non-perception,
no world, nor any world beyond,
no sun and no moon.
There, monks, I say
there is no arriving,
no abiding, no passing away,
no coming upon
no falling away,
it is unmoving,
Just this is the end of trouble.