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VII.ARAHANTAVAGGA. THE ARAHAT

90. For him who has completed the journey, for him who is sorrowless, for him who from everything is wholly free, for him who has destroyed all Ties, the fever (of passion) exists not.

91. The mindful exert themselves; to no abode are they attached; like swans that quit their pools, home after home they abandon (and go).

92. They for whom there is no accumulation, who reflect well over their food, whose object is the Void, the Signless, Deliverance - their course cannot be traced, like that of birds in air.

93. He whose corruptions are destroyed, he who is not attached to food, he whose object is the Void, the Signless, Deliverance, his path cannot be traced, like that of birds in air.

94. He whose senses are subdued, like steeds well trained by a charioteer; he whose pride is destroyed and is free from the corruptions, such steadfast ones even the gods hold dear.

95. Like the earth, like an indakhěla, a balanced and well-conducted person is not resentful; like a pool unsullied by mud is he; to such a stable one life's wanderings are no more.

96. Calm is his mind, calm is his speech, calm is his action, who, rightly knowing, is wholly freed, perfectly peaceful, and equipoised.

97. The man who is not credulous, who understands the uncreate (Nibbăna), who has cut off the links, who has put an end to occasion (of good and evil), who has vomited all desires, he, indeed, is a supreme man.

98. Whether in village or in forest, in vale or on hill, wherever arahats dwell, delightful, indeed, is that spot.

99. Delightful are the forests where worldlings delight not; the passionless will rejoice therein, (for) they seek no sensual pleasures.



Foreword ][ Preface ][ Introduction

The Twin Verses ][ Heedfulness ][ The Mind ][ Flowers ][ Fools ][ The Wise
The Arahat ][ Thousands ][ Evil ][ Punishment or the Rod ][ Old Age ][ The Self
The World ][ The Buddha ][ Happiness ][ Affections ][ Anger ][ Taints ][ The Just and the Righteous
The Way ][ Miscellaneous ][ Hell ][ The Elephant ][ Craving ][ The Bhikkhu or Mendicant Monk ][ The Brahmana

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