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Sutta Nipata
5
Sutta 9. Todeyya-manava-puccha Sutta

[pali] [faus]

Todeyya's Questions

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
For free distribution only.

 


 

Todeyya:

One in whom
there dwell no sensualities;
one in whom
no craving is found;
one who has crossed over perplexity --
    his emancipation:
    what is it like?

The Buddha:

One in whom
there dwell no sensualities;
one in whom
no craving is found;
one who has crossed over perplexity --
    his emancipation
    is not other than that.

Todeyya:

Is he without desire,
or desiring?
Discerning or
still acquiring discernment?
Describe the sage to me, Sakyan
with the all-around eye,
so that I may recognize
what he is like.

The Buddha:

He's without desire,
    not desiring;
discerning,
not still acquiring discernment.
Recognize the sage, Todeyya,
as having    nothing,
unentangled
    in sensuality
        and becoming.

 


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