Theragāthā Verses of the Senior Monks Chapter of the Threes 3.2. Paccaya I went forth five days ago, A trainee, with my heart’s goal unfulfilled. I entered my dwelling, And an aspiration arose in my mind. I won’t eat; I won’t drink; I won’t leave my dwelling; Nor will I lie down on my side— Until the dart of craving is pulled out. See my energy and effort As I practice this way! I’ve attained the three knowledges, And fulfilled the Buddha’s instructions.