SN.2.15. Candanasutta ("With Candana")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

Standing to one side, the god Candana addressed the Buddha in verse:

“Who here crosses the flood,
tireless all day and night?
Who, not standing and unsupported,
does not sink in the deep?”

“Someone who is always endowed with ethics,
wise and serene,
energetic and resolute,
crosses the flood so hard to cross.

Someone who desists from sensual perception,
has moved past the fetter of form,
and has finished with relishing and greed
does not sink in the deep.”

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