Chapter XXVI - BRAHMANA VAGGA - The Brahmana

A BRAHMANA IS HE WHO HAS TRANSCENDED GOOD AND EVIL

A BRAHMANA IS HE WHO HAS TRANSCENDED GOOD AND EVIL

Yo'dha punnan ca papan ca ubho sangam upaccaga
Asokam virajam suddham tam aham brumi brahmanam.
[412]


He who has transcended both good and bad and the tiesas well,
who is sorrowless, stainless, and pure, - him I call a brahmana. [412]



XXVI:29 Go beyond good and evil (Revata)

Kana Mata was a devoted lay disciple of the Buddha. Her daughter Kana was married to a man from another village. As Kana had been on a visit to her mother for sometime, her husband sent a message asking her to come home. Her mother requested her to wait for a few more days as she wanted to send along some cakes for her son-in-law.

Notes:

  1. Lust, hatred, delusion, pride, and false views.