PSALMS OF THE BRETHREN
Canto III. Psalms of Three Verses
Psalms of three Verses
Translated from the Pali by Mrs. C.A.F. Rhys Davids.
Reborn in this Buddha-age at Benares in a brahmin family, he entered the Order under Thera Amitta, and through his instigation acquired insight and won arahantship. Thereupon he admonished a bhikkhu who was his comrade as follows:
 Wherefore from such an one keep well apart,
The sluggard and the poor in energy.
Dwell thou with them who live aloof,
With wise, wdth noble souls who have renounced,
Who in rapt contemplation ever strive.
 On this curious name (? Amita) cf. Jāt., vi. 271.