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Revata's Farewell

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Title: Revata's Farewell

Summary: url=index.html#thag.14.01.than By steadfastly maintaining his right resolve, this monk finally gains perfect release.

Thag 14.1

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Revata's Farewell

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Since I went forth from home into homelessness, I haven't known an ignoble, aversive resolve. “May these beings

	be destroyed,
	be slaughtered,
	fall into pain" —

I've not known this resolve in this long, long time. But I have known good will,

unlimited,
fully developed,
nurtured step after step,

as taught by the One

	Awake:
to all, a friend;
to all, a comrade;
for all beings, sympathetic.

And I develop a mind of good will, delighting in non-malevolence — always. Unvanquished, unshaken, I gladden the mind. I develop the sublime abiding,

not frequented by
the lowly.

Attaining no-thinking, the disciple of the Rightly Self-awakened One is endowed with noble silence

straightaway.

As a mountain of rock

is unmoving,
firmly established,

so a monk, with the ending of delusion, like a mountain, doesn't quake.

To a person without blemish, constantly in search of what's pure, a hair-tip of evil seems a storm cloud.

As a frontier fortress is guarded

within & without,

you should safeguard yourselves. Don't let the moment

	pass you by.

I don't delight in death, don't delight in living. I await my time like a worker his wage. I don't delight in death, don't delight in living. I await my time mindful, alert.

The Teacher has been served by me; the Awakened One's bidding,

		done;

the heavy load, laid down; the guide to becoming, uprooted. And the goal for which I went forth from home life into homelessness I've reached:

		the end
		of all fetters.

Attain completion through heedfulness:

	that is my message.

So then, I'm about to be Unbound. I'm released

		everywhere.

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