Chapter XXVI - BRAHMANA VAGGA - The Brahmana

A BRAHMANA IS HE WHO HAS REACHED HIS ULTIMATE GOAL

A BRAHMANA IS HE WHO HAS REACHED HIS ULTIMATE GOAL

Gambhira pannam medhavim maggamaggassa kovidam
Uttamattham anuppattam tam aham brumi brahmanam.
[403]


He whose knowledge is deep, who is wise, who is skilled in the right and wrong way,
who has reached the highest goal, - him I call a brahmana. [403]



XXVI:20 The Buddha praises Khema

One night, Sakka, king of thedevascame with his followers to pay homage to the Buddha. At the same time, Bhikkhuni Khema by her supernormal power, also came through the sky to pay homage to the Buddha. When she saw Sakka and his company were there, she just paid her respects and left. Sakka asked who that bhikkhuni was and the Buddha replied, 'She is one of my eminent female disciples. She is matchless amongst the bhikkhunis in wisdom.'

Notes:

  1. Who knows the way to the woeful states, to the blissful states, and to Nibbana.