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Self-seeking is the blight of mankind. Consequently offerings to those free from self-seeking are of great fruit. 359 25. The Bhikkhu Restraint of the eyes is good. So is restraint of the ears. Restraint of the nose is good, and so is restraint of the palate. 360 Restraint of the body is good. So is restraint of speech. Restraint of mind is good, and so is restraint in everything. The bhikkhu who is restrained in everything, is freed from all suffering. 361 Restrained of hand, restrained of foot, restrained of speech and restrained in his highest faculty, with his joy turned inwards, his mind still, alone and contented -- that is what they call a bhikkhu.

When a man possesses both Truth and truthfulness, then he is pure, then he is a brahmin. 393 What use is your matted hair, you fool? What use is your antelope skin? You are tangled inside, and you are just making the outside pretty. 394 The man who wears robes made from rags off the dust heap, who is gaunt, with his sinews standing out all over his body, alone meditating in the forest -- that is what I call a brahmin. 395 I do not call him a brahmin who is so by natural birth from his mother. He is just a supercilious person if he still has possessions of his own.

Restraint of mind is good, and so is restraint in everything. The bhikkhu who is restrained in everything, is freed from all suffering. 361 Restrained of hand, restrained of foot, restrained of speech and restrained in his highest faculty, with his joy turned inwards, his mind still, alone and contented -- that is what they call a bhikkhu. 362 When a bhikkhu is restrained of tongue, quotes wise sayings, and is peaceful, expounding both letter and spirit -- his speech is good to hear. 363 With joy in the Teaching, delighting in the Teaching, and pondering over the Teaching, the bhikkhu who remembers the Teaching does not fall away from the Teaching.

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