I see a pure, most excellent, sound man, by his views a man's
purification takes place, holding this opinion, and having seen this
view to be the highest he goes back to knowledge, thinking to see what
If a man's purification takes place by (his philosophical) views,
or he by knowledge leaves pain behind, then he is purified by another
(way than the ariyamagga, i.e. the noble way), together with his
upadhis, on account of his views he tells him to say so.
But the Brâhma/n/a who does not cling to what has been seen, or
heard, to virtue and (holy) works, or to what has been thought, to what
is good and to what is evil, and who leaves behind what has been
grasped, without doing anything in this world, he does not acknowledge
that purification cornes from another.
Having left (their) former (teacher) they go to another, following
their desires they do not break asunder their ties; they grasp, they let
go like a monkey letting go the branch (just) after having caught (hold
Having himself undertaken some (holy) works he goes to various
(things) led by his senses, but a man of great understanding, a wise man
who by his wisdom has understood the Dhamma, does not go to various
He being secluded amongst all the Dhammas, whatever has been seen,
heard, or thought--how should any one in this world be able to alter
him, the seeing one, who wanders openly?
They do not form (any view), they do not prefer (anything), they
do not say, 'I am infinitely pure;' having cut the tied knot of
attachment, they do not long for (anything) anywhere in the world.
He is a Brâhma/n/a that has conquered (sin); by him there is
nothing embraced after knowing and seeing it; he is not affected by any
kind of passion; there is nothing grasped by him as the highest in this
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