The Way to the Beyond

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5: Dhotaka's Questions

“I ask you, Gracious One, please tell this to me, I am waiting for a word of yours, Great Seer, having heard your utterance I could train for my own Nibbāna.” [86]

“Then you must become ardent, being prudent and mindful right here, henceforth, after hearing this utterance you should train for your own Nibbāna.” [87]

“I see in the world with its Gods and men, a brahmin who moves about having nothing, therefore I revere you, Visionary One, O Sakyan, please free me from my doubts.” [88]

“I am unable to free anyone in the world who is having doubts, Dhotaka, but knowing the best Teaching, in this way you can cross over the flood.”Confidence (saddhā) being a basis upon which to make effort.01 [89]

“Brahmin! Being compassionate teach the state of detachment that I should know, then I, being undisturbed, just like the sky, may live peaceful and independent right here.” [90]

“I shall proclaim the peace to you, which is not hearsay here in the world, which, having understood, and living mindfully, one can cross over clinging to the world.” [91]

“I greatly rejoice in that supreme peace, Great Seer, which, having understood, and living mindfully, one can cross over clinging to the world.” [92]

“Whatever you know, above, below, and across the middle, having understood this is called a shackle in the world, you must not have craving for repeated existence.” [93]