PSALMS OF THE BRETHREN
Canto II. Psalms of Two Verses
Psalms of Two Verses
Translated from the Pali by Mrs. C.A.F. Rhys Davids.
Reborn in this Buddha-age at Rājagaha, in a brahmin's family, he was named Kaṇhadinna. Come of age, and impelled by the efficient cause culminating, he came to the General of the Norm, heard the Norm, believed, left the world, and developing insight, won arahantship. Thereupon he thus declared aññā:
 Sāriputta. We are left in doubt as to whether Kaṇhadinna is the son in the preceding story or not. If he is, then the 'great Thera' he met was Sāriputta; but in that case it is curious that the stories are not explicitly connected.
 Lit., the ambrosial road; according to the Commentary - the Eightfold Path. 'I knew I should' is, literally, 'I shall [attain].' He had already attained.
 Either glosses have crept in, or the additional feet in the latter gāthā are intentional, to pile on emphasis.