Complete: Laid down is the burden!
The Buddha once
said about The Arahat: The
Perfected Worthy One:
disciple thus released, whose mind dwells in pure peace, there is
nothing to be added to what has been done, and nothing more remains
for him to do. Just as a rock of one solid mass of granite stone stands
unshaken by any wind, even so do neither forms, nor sounds, nor smells,
nor tastes, nor contacts of any kind, whether attractive or repulsive,
disturb an Arahat.
Imperturbable is his mind, gained is release!
He who has considered all dualities, all differences, all contrasts here,
who is never anymore stirred or perturbed by anything in all
such Peaceful One, freed from rage, elevated above sorrow,
fumes of longing, he has passed beyond birth, decay,
Best among Gods & Men,
One who has completed this journey is untouched by any pain or sorrow.
One who is in every-way wholly freed has broken all the mental chains.
perfectly Noble One, no suffering is ever possible!
Dhammapada Illustration 90
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Calm is his mind.
Calm is his speech.
Calm is his action.
So is the Tranquillity;
So is the Equanimity;
So is the Serenity;
of one freed by the
of absolute knowledge.
Dhammapada Illustration 96
Background Story 96
Whether in village or forest, on land, in the sea,
or on the mountain;
where Arahats dwell all is
indeed delightful, subtle and refined.
Dhammapada Illustration 98
Background Story 98
Delighting are the forests, where the passionate
folks do not haunt
their trivial pleasures...
There the cooled ones find the Bliss not of this World!
Dhammapada Illustration 99
Background Story 99
More on this sublime Blissful
State called Nibbāna: