Verily, some wicked-minded people censure, and also just-minded
people censure, but the Muni does not undergo the censure that has
arisen; therefore there is not a discontented (khila) Muni anywhere.
How can he who is led by his wishes and possessed by his
inclinations overcome his own (false) view? Doing his own doings let him
talk according to his understanding.
The person who, without being asked, praises
his own virtue and (holy) works to others, him the good call ignoble,
one who praises himself.
But the Bhikkhu who is calm and of a happy mind, thus not praising
himself for his virtues, him the good call noble, one for whom there are
no desires anywhere in the world.
He whose Dhammas are (arbitrarily) formed and fabricated, placed
in front, and confused, because he sees in himself a good result, is
therefore given to (the view which is called)
For the dogmas of philosophy are not easy to overcome, amongst the
Dhammas (now this and now that) is adopted after consideration;
therefore a man rejects and adopts (now this and now that) Dhamma
amongst the dogmas.
For him who has shaken off (sin) there is nowhere in the world any
prejudiced view of the different existences; he who has shaken off
(sin), after leaving deceit and arrogance behind, which (way) should he
go, he (is) independent.
But he who is dependent undergoes censure amongst the Dhammas;
with what (name) and how should one name him who is independent? For by
him there is nothing grasped or rejected, he has in this world shaken
off every (philosophical) view.
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