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Title: Dhotaka-manava-puccha: Dhotaka's Questions
Summary: url=index.html#snp.5.05.than How can one become freed of all doubt.
PTS: Sn 1061-1068
Dhotaka-manava-puccha: Dhotaka's Questions
translated from the Pali by
<p class=“spkr”>[Dhotaka:]</p> I ask you, O Blessed One. Please tell me. I hope for your words, Great Seer. Having heard your pronouncement, I'll train for my own
<p class=“spkr”>[The Buddha:]</p> In that case, be ardent — astute & mindful right here. Then, having heard my pronouncement, train for your own
<p class=“spkr”>[Dhotaka:]</p> I see in the world of beings
divine & human,
a brahman who lives possessing nothing.
I pay homage to him the All-around Eye.
From my doubts, O Sakyan, release me!
<p class=“spkr”>[The Buddha:]</p> No one in the world, Dhotaka, can I release from doubting. But knowing the most excellent Dhamma, <i>you</i> will cross over the flood.
<p class=“spkr”>[Dhotaka:]</p> Teach with compassion, O brahman, the Dhamma of seclusion so that I may know — so that I, unafflicted as space, may live right here,
independent, at peace.
<p class=“spkr”>[The Buddha:]</p> I will teach you peace
— in the here & now, not quoted words —
knowing which, living mindfully, you'll go beyond entanglement in the world.
<p class=“spkr”>[Dhotaka:]</p> And I relish, Great Seer, that peace supreme, knowing which, living mindfully, I'll go beyond entanglement in the world.
<p class=“spkr”>[The Buddha:]</p> Whatever you're alert to,
above, below, across, in between:
knowing it as a bond in the world,
don't create craving for becoming or non-.
<h1>Note</h1> <p>Craving for becoming and non-becoming (or dis-becoming) are the two most subtle forms of craving that lead to continued existence — and suffering — in the round of birth & death.</p>
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