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 in the kingdom of Magadha, at Nalaka village, as the son of the brahminee Rüpasari,  and younger brother of Saariputta, he followed the latter into the Order, and after arduous, strenuous effort won arahantship. And glorying in his attainment and in solitude of life, he uttered this psalm:
 Cf. Sa.my., iv. 251; v. 161; Psalms, I., p. 96. With his brother he visits Channa (Majjh., iii. 263; Sa.my., iv. 55). He was one of the nine or ten chief Theras. Three discourses are ascribed to him in the Anguttara Nikaaya, addressed to the bhikkhus, and preaching modesty and mutual tolerance, especially between the erudite and the more mystically inclined (iii. 355).
 Lit., hearing, significant of an era of oral instruction and mnemonic recording.
 The Master's own advice to him (Majjh., i. 46).