Sage is a stilled & silenced Seer..
The Buddha explained the sweet, yet solid silence
of the sage:
From all acquaintance, association, affiliation, and attachment,
From any form of civil house-life emerges
a mentally dull and dusty pollution!
therefore prefers the
and dissociated houseless state.
He who has cut down what has grown up accumulating, and who would never
neither plant anything new, nor irrigate what has already sprung up, him
call a solitary wandering sage. Such great seer has seen the state of
Having considered and comprehended all the fields of constructing activity,
having stilled all initiation and all clinging affection, such sage indeed,
the end of both birth and death, is
Knowing all stations of the mind, yet detached from
all, a silenced sage
with neither greed, nor preference, does neither do any good,
nor any bad,
for he has gone beyond to the far shore, by
not accumulating any kamma...
Overcoming all, knowing all, very intelligent,
unattached to all phenomena,
giving up all, completely released by the destruction of craving, such one
wise know as a sage... One who has the
power of wisdom, endowed with pure
virtue, and ascetic praxis,
concentrated, delighting in meditation, possessing
continuous mindfulness, released, detached, with neither mental barrenness,
nor with any mental fermentation brewing, such one the wise know as a sage..
Persistent, unshaken by blame & praise like a lion not trembling at any
or like the wind not caught in any net, or like a lotus not defiled by any
The sage is wandering alone,
attentive, leading others, not to be led by any..
In the midst of oppression,
despise and accusation he becomes imperturbable
like a pillar, with passion gone, with senses well under control...
straight, upright, direct, never ever deviating, disgusted with all evil
examining both good and bad
conduct, such one the wise surely
know as a sage..
Fully restrained, fully self-controlled, who
cannot be angered
and who never
angers anyone, who
does no evil,
and who neither praises, nor criticizes any
other, him indeed the wise know as a
sage.. Constantly protecting all living
breathing beings, the sage meditating in the remote forest, all beyond both
company and sex, completely released, not tied to anything, never negligent,
knowing all in this world, seeing the highest goal, having crossed this flood,
such a one, with
all bonds completely cut, not fettered, without any mental
selfless, swift and
him indeed the wise know as
this Quenched State of Peace, Freedom, and the highest Bliss (Nibbāna):
Climax of Calm,
Nibbana or non-return,
Doctrine of Nibbana,