Short indeed is this life, within a hundred years one dies, and if
any one lives longer, then he dies of old age.
People grieve from selfishness, perpetual cares kill them, this
(world) is full of disappointment; seeing this, let one not live in a
That even of which a man thinks 'this is mine' is left behind by
death: knowing this, let not the wise (man) turn himself to worldliness
(while being my) follower.
As a man awakened does not see what he has met with in his sleep,
so also he does not see the beloved person that has passed away and is
Both seen and heard are the persons whose particular name is
mentioned, but only the name
remains undecayed of the person that has passed away.
The greedy in their selfishness do not leave sorrow, lamentation,
and avarice; therefore the Munis leaving greediness wandered about
seeing security (i.e. Nibbâna).
For a Bhikkhu, who wanders about unattached and cultivates the
mind of a recluse, they say it is proper that he does not show himself
(again) in existence.
Under all circumstances the independent Muni does not please nor
displease (any one); sorrow and avarice do not stick to him (as little)
as water to a leaf.
As a drop of water does not stick to a lotus, as water does not
stick to a lotus, so a Muni does not cling to anything, namely, to what
is seen or heard or thought.
He who has shaken off (sin) does not therefore think (much of
anything) because it has been seen or heard or thought; he does not wish for
purification through another, for he is not pleased nor displeased (with
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