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Theragāthā 6.9
The Verses of Arahant Jenta (423-428)

423. I was intoxicated by my high-class birth, wealth, and status. I was also intoxicated by the beauty of my body.

424. I didn’t care about anyone who was equal to me or elder to me. I was too stubborn. I was foolish to be so arrogant. I lived lifting high the flag of conceit.

425. I did not venerate anyone, neither mother nor father and no others regarded as honourable. That’s how strong my stubbornness and disrespectfulness were.

426. But one day, I happened to see the supreme trainer of people to be tamed, the best teacher for the three worlds, the Buddha. I was looking at the great teacher who was walking like a blazing sun surrounded by many other monks.

427. My mind was pleased with that sight. I threw away all pride and intoxication. I knelt down with my head near the sacred feet of the best of all beings, the Buddha. I worshiped the Blessed One.

428. My pride of superiority and inferiority were eliminated and completely uprooted. The conceit “I” is cut out. All forms of conceit were destroyed.

These verses were said by Arahant Jenta.

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Theragāthā 6.9: The Verses of Arahant Jenta (423-428)

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