Four times, five, I ran amok from my dwelling, having gained no peace of awareness,
my thoughts out of control. So I went to a trustworthy nun. She taught me the Dhamma: aggregates, sense spheres, & elements. Hearing the Dhamma, I did as she said.
For seven days I sat in one spot, absorbed in rapture & bliss.
On the eighth, I stretched out my legs, having burst the mass of darkness.
Uttama, Thig 3.2
May this Theri Gāthā be an inspiration to us all.