Then, in Kyangatsa a big party was held there, and at that time, the hunters sang a song as one [i.e., in one voice]. Peta said, “Who’s is this song?” They said, “This is the song of your brother who is starving to death.” Peta said, “My father and mother died long ago. Our relatives rose up as enemies. My brother has wandered to the ends of the earth and I am a beggar who will not see him again. There is no need to be cheerful.” To the place where she was crying a lot, Dzese came, and said, “Don’t cry. It is probably your brother. I first met him. Now you go to Drakar Taso and see if he is there. If he’s there, we’ll both go meet him.” She thought this was true, so she went to Drakar Taso carrying a full vessel of beer and a small container of mixed flour and porridge. She arrived and looked in from the door. My body had weakened from austerities, my eyes were sunken in their sockets. All my bones stuck out. My colour was green and I was emaciated. A covering of rugged green hair grew on my skin, which had started disconnecting my skin and bones. My limbs were on the verge of breaking. Seeing that, she was terrified and thought at first that I was a ghost. She said, “Are you a man or a ghost?” I said, “I am Mila Topaga.” She recognized my voice, and
After awhile she regained consciousness. Wailing with tears, she said, “Mother died in misery while longing for [you], brother. I went to beg in other regions. I wondered if you were dead, brother, or if you were not dead if you had happiness greater than this. Such is my brother’s fortune. Compared to us, brother and sister, there is no one on earth more miserable.” She called out the names of our parents, and sat there sobbing a lot, and although I tried a lot to console her, it was no use. While I was also feeling very sad, I sang a song to my sister. After the song, Peta said, “If it were like that, it would be really amazing. It seems difficult [to believe] it’s true. If it’s true, other religious practitioners would practice like this, at least partly even if not exactly. I have never seen anyone engaged in such suffering. I ate and drank the food and beer that she gave me and immediately my awareness became clear. That night my practice improved. This is the seventh [supreme deed], the deed in which he renounced this life and meditated in the mountains with perseverance and severe austerity.