1.3.0 So Few out of Many Humans

So few are there amongst mankind who go beyond to the further shore.
The majority of them keep running up and down the hither shore.
But those who live in line with the truly and well expounded Dhamma,
These people will reach the other shore and surpass the realm of death
which is so hard to cross.
Let the Wise One cultivate the states of brightness, giving up the states of darkness!
Giving up home for homelessness, dwelling in solitude from desires far away,
In this way one should seek the bliss of those who have abandoned desires and have nothing left to hold.
Let thus the Wise One’s purify—cleansing themselves from the defilements of the mind,
Rightly cultivating the mind—growing in the factors of enlightenment,
Enjoying the state of being cleansed of attachments, free from clinging
Their mental defilements stand destroyed, resplendent in this world are they,
the Liberated Ones.

Pāli and English side-by-side (with audio) 1.3.0

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