Cravings or Doubts!
The Arahants just looks upon all in equanimity as if from above...
once asked the Blessed
"One who has cooled all sense desire, cut all craving, and overcome all
is there any higher release for him?"
"In whom no sensual pleasures dwell, Todeyya, for whom no craving exists, who has
crossed over all doubts, for such one
is there no other higher release..."
Todeyya then further asked:
"Is he without longings, or is he hoping? Does he possess final
understanding, or is
he still seeking understanding? Please explain this to me, Sakyan
with universal vision,
so that I may recognize a true sage."
"He is without longings, he is not hoping for anything. He does indeed possess
understanding. He is not searching for anything. In this very way, Todeyya, recognize
the sage: He possesses nothing, he is neither attached
to any kind of sense pleasure,
nor to any form of existence. He is all
While dwelling on these answers the venerable
these Worthy and Awakened Arahants:
Best among Gods & Men,