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TheragāthāThag 4.8
The Verses of Arahant Rāhula (295-298)

295. I was fortunate to be Prince Siddhārtha’s son. Now I am fortunate to be the disciple-son of the Supreme Buddha. I have been fortunate to be a son in these two ways. Therefore, wise noble ones call me “lucky” Rāhula. As a disciple-son of the Supreme Buddha, I gained the eye of Dhamma.

296. My taints are eradicated. Rebirth is ended. I became an enlightened one. I am entitled to offerings and homage from people. I achieved the Triple Knowledge and attained Nibbāna, freedom from death.

297. But most people are blinded by sensual pleasures. They are enveloped in the net of defilements. They are covered with the cloak of craving. They are bound to saṁsāra by Māra, the relative of the lazy people, like a fish bound by the fisherman’s net.

298. I abandoned those sensual pleasures. I cut off Māra’s bonds. I uprooted craving from its roots. I have become cool and extinguished.

These verses were said by Arahant Rāhula.

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Theragāthā 4.8: The Verses of Arahant Rāhula (295-298)

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