The Ultimate Goal is complete Extinguishing
By the gradual stilling, giving up,
fading away, letting go, relinquishing
and thus ceasing of all greed, desire, lust, craving, clinging, attachment,
adherence, obsession, and latent tendency towards the various elements
of forms, feelings, perceptions, constructions and kinds of consciousness,
the mind is finally said to be
Therefore; those recluses
and monks, who are well released by extinction
have reached the ultimate goal, and won absolute security from
bondage, they have achieved a sublime Nobility, they have accomplished
supreme advantage! They are therefore best among all gods
Even these mighty Devas as
praise them with
these long standing ovations from afar:
Homage to you, Thoroughbred Man!
Admirable are you, Supreme Man!
do not know on what you Meditate!
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya 22(4+79): [III 13+-91]