Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dhammapada 92 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

7 - Arahantavagga, The Arahat
3 - Belatthasisatthera Vatthu
Yesam sannicayo natthi, ye parinnatabhojana;
sunnato animitto ca, vimokkho yesam gocaro;
akaseva sakuntnam, gati tesam durannaya.
92: Arahats do not hoard (anything); when taking food they reflect well over it (i.e., in accordance with the three parinnas). They have as their object liberation from existence, that is, Nibbana which is Void and Signless. Their destination, like the course of birds in the air, cannot be traced.

Reference: Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.

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