Avoiding all Controversies
allows inner Peace!
about how to find inner peace: The
Mental purity is neither caused by particular views, nor by learning, nor by
knowledge, nor even by perfect morality. Neither by absence of right view,
missing learning, lack of
knowledge, or tainted morality, not by that
Discarding all these oppositions, detached, calmed, independent, one stops
longing for any form of existence... Whoever thinks himself equal, superior,
or inferior, he will dispute on that account! But the imperturbable one does
not enter any self-deceit! Since for such one, there is no I-Me-Self or Ego,
and how much less can there
then ever be any equal, inferior,
or superior Ego!
Leaving home, wandering homeless, not making acquaintances in any village,
free from desire for sensual pleasures, showing no preferences, such sage
will never engage in any controversy. One who really knows does not become
proud because of any particular view, learning, thought, or experience, for
he is not tied to,
influenced by, or led by any of these
He is completely released through his understanding. But those who cling to
certain experiences and particular views wander about causing controversy!
This true speech made
and his wife never-returners (Anāgāmins).
selfless impersonality, ego-lessness, the No-Self fact (Anattā):