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Theragatha
Chapter II — Pairs of Verses

146

Punnamasa

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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Shedding five hindrances
so as to reach the unexcelled rest
        from the yoke,
taking the Dhamma as mirror
for knowing and seeing myself,
I reflected on this body --
    the whole thing,
    inside and out,
    my own and others'.
How vain and empty it looked!

 


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