Dhammapada: Arahantavagga
Chapter 7 — Verses 90 to 99

7. The Arahant


In a person
          who has completed the journey;
          who is free of sorrow;
          who is completely liberated from all things;
          who is free of all bonds:
burning distress is not found.


Mindful beings get on their way:
They don’t enjoy in homes to stay.
Hearths and homes those men forsake,
Like swans depart a charming lake.


Those who hoards of goods don’t keep,
Who see with wisdom what they eat,
Who focus on, in meditation,
Signless void emancipation:
Unknowable their future state,
Like birds that through the skies migrate.


Those who do not cling to food,
The taints of whom are all removed,
Who focus on, in meditation,
Signless void emancipation:
Their final path is hard to spy
As that in space on which birds fly.


One who has calmed his faculties - like a charioteer his well-trained horses - and who has abandoned the presumption of a ‘me’, and who is free of the asavas, even the devas adore him.


For someone as hard to offend as the earth, as firm in his spiritual vows as a rock, as free of dirt as a lake, there is no more wandering in samsara.


Those who are
          peaceful in mind;
          peaceful in speech;
          peaceful in conduct;
          freed through perfect insight:
such ones are utterly peaceful.


A person
          who is not credulous;
          who knows the unconditioned;
          who has broken all fetters;
          who has destroyed the possibility of rebirth;
          who has eliminated passion;
is the greatest of persons.


Wherever an arahant chooses to stay,
High on a mountain, or down on the plain,
Whether in village or quiet forestation,
Delightful indeed is that lovely location.


Delightful indeed is that wild forestation
Where commonplace people find no titillation.
There, passionless men find a quiet delectation,
For they are not thirsting for sense stimulation.


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