SN.1.9. Mānakāmasutta ("Fond of Conceit")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

At Sāvatthī.

Standing to one side, that deity recited this verse in the Buddha’s presence:

“Someone who’s fond of conceit can’t be tamed,
and someone lacking serenity can’t be a sage.
Living negligent alone in the wilderness,
they can’t pass beyond Death’s domain.”

“Having given up conceit, serene within oneself,
with a healthy heart, everywhere free;
living diligent alone in the wilderness,
they pass beyond Death’s domain.”

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