Verse 218. The Person With Higher Urges

One with a wish for the Undeclared,
with mind so well-pervaded,
a mind not bound in pleasures of sense,
an ‘upstream-goer’s’ called.

Explanation: In that person a deep yearning for the undefined – for Nibbana – has arisen. He has already touched it mentally. He is called a swimmer against the current – an upstream-bound person. He has already started the process towards Nibbana.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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