Verse 414. The Tranquil Person

Who’s passed this difficult path,
delusion’s bond, the wandering-on,
who’s crossed beyond , contemplative,
uncraving with no questioning doubt,
no clinging’s fuel so cool become,
that one I call a Brahmin true.

Explanation: He has crossed over the quagmire of passion. He has gone beyond the difficult terrain of blemishes, that is hard to traverse and has crossed the cycle of existence. He is fully and totally reached the other shore. He is a meditator and is bereft of craving. His spiritual doubts are resolved. He is no longer given to grasping. He is cooled. Such a person I describe as a true brahmana.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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