SN 22.67 Arahants
Translated from the Pali by John D. Ireland
Happy are the Perfect Ones: No craving is found in them. Rooted out is the ’I’-conceit, The net of delusion burst through.
Attained to freedom from craving, For them the heart is pure. In the world unsullied are they, Become holy and free of taints.
Having full knowledge of the five groups They possess seven Dhamma-domains, True men worthy of praise are they, Own sons of the Enlightened One.
Owning the seven jewels, Trained in the three training, They wander about great heroes, With fear and dread both gone.
Endowed with the ten factors, Great beings calm of mind, These in the world are chief, In them no craving’s found,
Arisen the knowledge of training’s completion, This body is their last, And what the holy life’s essence is— For that they rely not on another.
Undisturbed by the triple conceit, Freed from further becoming, Attained the stage of self-mastery, They are in the world victorious.
Above, across, below—for them No pleasure there is found. They delight in the Lion’s roar: ”The Buddhas in the world are unsurpassed.”