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Dhammapada – (Dhp 7) – Arahantavagga: Arahants




(Dhp 7). Arahantavagga: Arahants

translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 1997–2009

90 In one who
has gone the full distance,
is free from sorrow,
is fully released
in all respects,
has abandoned all bonds:
no fever is found.
91 The mindful keep active,
don’t delight in settling back.
They renounce every home,
every home,
like swans taking off from a lake.
92-93 Not hoarding,
having comprehended food,
their pasture — emptiness
& freedom without sign:
their trail,
like that of birds through space,
can’t be traced.

Effluents ended,
independent of nutriment,
their pasture — emptiness
& freedom without sign:
their trail,
like that of birds through space,
can’t be traced. 94-96 He whose senses are steadied
like stallions
well-trained by the charioteer,
his conceit abandoned,
free of effluent,
even devas adore him.

Like the earth, he doesn’t react —
like Indra’s pillar,
like a lake free of mud.
For him
— Such —
there’s no traveling on.

Calm is his mind,
calm his speech
& his deed:
one who’s released through right knowing,
Such. 97 The man
faithless / beyond conviction
ungrateful / knowing the Unmade
a burglar / who has severed connections
who’s destroyed
his chances / conditions
who eats vomit: / has disgorged expectations:
the ultimate person.
98 In village or wilds,
valley, plateau:
that place is delightful
where arahants dwell.
99 Delightful wilds
where the crowds don’t delight,
those free from passion
for they’re not searching
for sensual pleasures.

Provenance: ©1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Transcribed from a file provided by the translator.

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