Book XXVI. The Brahman, Brāhmaṇa Vagga

XXVI. 14. Uggasena the Acrobat Cf. xxiv. 6. Text: N iv. 159.
Uggasenavatthu (397)

397. He that has severed all the attachments...

This religious instruction was given by the Teacher while he was in residence at Veḷuvana with [30.287] reference to Uggasena. {4.159} This story has been related in detail in the Commentary on the Stanza beginning with the words, “Give up the things of the past, give up the things of the future.”

For at that time, when the monks said to the Teacher, “Reverend Sir, Uggasena says, ‘I have no fear;’ without a doubt he says that which is not true, utters falsehood,” the Teacher replied, “Monks, those who, like my son, have severed the attachments, have no fear.” So saying, he pronounced the following Stanza,

397. He that has severed all the attachments, he that trembles not,
He that has escaped from every bond and is unshackled, such a man I call a Brahman.