Todeyya’s Questions

Todeyya:

One in whom no sensualities dwell;

in whom no craving is found;

who has crossed over perplexity—his emancipation:

What is it like?

The Buddha:

One in whom no sensualities dwell;

in whom no craving is found;

who has crossed over perplexity—his emancipation

is not other than that.

Todeyya:

Is he without desire, or desiring?

Discerning or still acquiring discernment?

Describe the sage to me, Sakyan, All-around Eye,

so that I may recognize what he is like.

The Buddha:

He’s without desire, not desiring;

discerning, not still acquiring discernment.

Recognize the sage, Todeyya, as having nothing,

unentangled in sensuality & becoming.

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