Verse 370. Flood-Crosser Is One Who Has Giver Up The Fetters

Five cut off and five forsake,
a further five then cultivate,
a bhikkhu from five fetter free
is called a ‘Forder of the flood.’

Explanation: One should break away from the five lower fetter. One must get rid of the five higher fetters. One must cultivate the five faculties. One must go beyond five attachments. A monk who has achieved these is described as the one who has crossed the flood.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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