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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.
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
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,
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
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