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 Chapter XXVI - BRAHMANA VAGGA - The Brahmana

A BRAHMANA CLINGS NOT TO SENSUAL PLEASURES

A BRAHMANA CLINGS NOT TO SENSUAL PLEASURES

Varipokkharapatt' eva aragger' iva sasapo
Yo na limpati kamesu tam aham brumi brahmanam.
[401]

Like water on a lotus leaf, like a mustard seed on the point of a needle, he who clings not to sensual pleasures, - him I call a brahmana. [401]



XXVI: 18 An Arahant does not cling to sensual pleasures*

Once, some bhikkhus were talking about the Arahant bhikkhuni Uppala Vanna being raped by a young man. In this connection, they asked the Buddha whether Arahants do enjoy sensual pleasures as they have the same physical make-up like other people. The Buddha replied, 'Bhikkhus! Arahants do not enjoy sensual pleasures; they do not indulge in sensual pleasures, for they do not cling to objects of sense and to sensual pleasures, just as water does not cling to the lotus leaf.'

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* This is the continuation from

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