Chapter XXVI - BRAHMANA VAGGA - The Brahmana

A BRAHMANA IS HE WHO HAS NO LONGINGS

A BRAHMANA IS HE WHO HAS NO LONGINGS

Yassalaya na vijjanti annaya akathamkathi
Amatogadham anuppattam tam aham brumi brahmanam.
[411]


He who has no craving, who through knowledge of the Four Noble Truths is free from doubts, and has realised Nibbana the Deathless,
- him I call a brahmana. [411]



XXVI:28 Bhikkhus misunderstand Moggallana

On one occasion, the bhikkhus told the Buddha the same thing they had said of Venerable Sariputta about Venerable Moggallana: that he still had attachment to worldly things. To them the Buddha said that Moggallana had discarded all craving.