7. The Enlightened

Journey over, sorrowless, freed in every way, and with all bonds broken - for such a man there is no more distress. 90

The recollected go forth to lives of renunciation. They take no pleasure in a fixed abode. Like wild swans abandoning a pool, they leave one resting place after another. 91

Those for whom there is no more acquisition, who are fully aware of the nature of food, whose dwelling place is an empty and imageless release - the way of such people is hard to follow, like the path of birds through the sky. 92

He whose inflowing thoughts are dried up, who is unattached to food, whose dwelling place is an empty and imageless release - the way of such a person is hard to follow, like the path of birds through the sky. 93

When a man's senses have come to peace, like a horses well broken by the trainer, when he is rid of conceit and without inflowing thoughts - even devas envy such a well set man. 94

Like the earth he is not disturbed, like a great pillar he is firmly set and reliable, like a lake he is free from defilement. There are no more rebirths for such a well set man. 95

Freed by full realisation and at peace, the mind of such a man is at peace, and his speech and action peaceful. 96

He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man. 97

Whether in the village or the forest, whether on high ground or low, wherever the enlightened live, that is a delightful spot. 98

Delightful for them are the forests where men find no delight. The desire-free find delight there, for they seek no sensual joys. 99