Oh house-builder, you are seen! You will not build a house for me again. All the rafters are broken into pieces and the ridgepole is shattered. My mind has reached the unconditioned. I have attained the destruction of craving.
—The Buddha, Dhammapada 154
Ah, so happily we live, without affliction among those afflicted by defilements. Among afflicted people, we live without affliction.
—The Buddha, Dhammapada 198
Noble people let go of desire for everything. They do not speak deceptively in order to gain pleasures and desires. Touched by happiness or unhappiness, the wise show no elation or depression.
—The Buddha, Dhammapada 83
Better than reciting a hundred unbeneficial verses is one line of Dhamma which, having been heard, brings peace.
—The Buddha, Dhammapada 102