Verse 271. A Monk Should Destroy All Passions

Not by vows and rituals
or again by learning much
or by meditative calm
or by life in solitude.

Explanation: These two stanzas are an admonition to the monks making an effort to reach the state of blemishlessness – Nibbana. They are asked not to slacken their effort to win liberation by being content with some achievement which only pave the way to the final goal.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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