Make headway against the current with your energy.
Scrupulously avoid sensory delight, O Noble One.
Knowing the cessation of conditioned things,
Be a knower of the uncreated.

I call him Noble One who stands neither on this shore,
Nor any shore,
Freed from all the chains of worry.

I call him Noble One who is meditative, serene,
Free of lust,
Having completed what needs to be done,
Stainless, having achieved the highest good.

Whoever has cut all chains,
And does not tremble,
Whoever is beyond all bonds and attachments
Him I do call a Noble One.

Whoever is free of anger,
Endures abuse, torture, imprisonment without anger,
Having infinite patience and forbearance,
Whose power and potent army is patience,
Him I do call a Noble One.

Whoever is friendly among the hostile,
Serene among those with weapons,
Detached among the clinging–
Him do I call a Noble One.

Whoever speaks gently, honestly,
Imparting knowledge,
Offending no one–
Him do I call a Noble One.

Whoever accepts nothing, long or shot,
Small or large, expensive or cheap,
Unless it is freely given to him–
Him do I call a Noble One.

Whoever has no clinging,
Whoever has freed himself from doubt through awareness,
Who has embraced the infinite–
Him do I call a Noble One.

Whoever knows all his past lives,
Sees both the happy and unhappy realms,
Is free from rebirth,
Has achieved perfect insight,
And has attained the summit of the higher life,
Him do I call a Noble One.

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