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Dhammapada

The Path of Dhamma

VII. Arahantavagga: The Arahant (90-99)

By Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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[90]    In one who
has gone the full distance,
is free from sorrow,
is fully released
in all respects,
has abandoned all bonds:
no fever is found.

[91] The mindful keep active,
don't delight in settling back.
They renounce every home,
every home,
like swans taking off from a lake.

[92-93] Not hoarding,
having understood food,
their pasture -- emptiness
and freedom without sign:
their trail,
like that of birds through space,
can't be traced.
Effluents ended,
independent of nutriment,
their pasture -- emptiness
and freedom without sign:
their trail,
like that of birds through space,
can't be traced.

[94] He whose senses are steadied
like stallions
well-trained by the charioteer,
his conceit abandoned,
free of effluent,
Such:
even devas adore him.

[95] Like the earth, he doesn't react --
cultured,
Such,
like Indra's pillar,
like a lake free of mud.
For him
-- Such --
there's no traveling on.

[96] Calm is his mind,
calm his speech
and his deed:
one who's released through right knowing,
pacified,
Such.

[97] The man
faithless / beyond conviction
ungrateful / knowing the Unmade
a burglar / who has severed connections
who's destroyed
his chances / conditions
who eats vomit: / has disgorged expectations:
the ultimate person.

[98] In village or wilds,
valley, plateau:
that place is delightful
where arahants dwell.

[99] Delightful wilds
where the crowds don't delight,
those free from passion
delight,
for they're not searching
for sensual pleasures.

 


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