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Theragāthā 8.2
The Verses of Arahant Sirimitta (502-509)

502. If a monk doesn’t get angry and doesn’t hate anyone, is not deceitful, and is devoid of divisive speech, truly he doesn’t grieve after death.

503. If a monk doesn’t get angry and doesn’t hate anyone, is not deceitful, is devoid of divisive speech, and lives with sense doors guarded, truly he doesn’t grieve after death.

504. If a monk doesn’t get angry and doesn’t hate anyone, is not deceitful, is devoid of divisive speech, and lives with good, virtuous behavior, truly he doesn’t grieve after death.

505. If a monk doesn’t get angry and doesn’t hate anyone, is not deceitful, is devoid of divisive speech, and lives with noble friends, truly he doesn’t grieve after death.

506. If a monk doesn’t get angry and doesn’t hate anyone, is not deceitful, is devoid of divisive speech, and lives with good wisdom, truly he doesn’t grieve after death.

507–8. If one has an unshakable and well-established confidence in the Tathāgata, the Buddha, and has good virtue pleasing to and praised by the noble ones, if one has a pleasant mind towards the community of monks, and has a straight view, the Buddhas look at him as not poor. His life is not in vain.

509. Therefore a wise person remembering the Buddha’s teaching, establishing confidence in the Buddha, practicing virtue, having a pleasant mind and developing a clear understanding of the Dhamma, should practice the Supreme Dhamma.

These verses were said by Arahant Sirimitta.

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Theragāthā 8.2: The Verses of Arahant Sirimitta (502-509)

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