Wise Ones Do Not Grasp…

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Do not form views in the world through either knowledge, virtuous conduct, or religious observances; likewise, avoid thinking of oneself as being either superior, inferior, or equal to others.

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The wise let go of the ‘self’ and being free of attachments they depend not on knowledge. Nor do they dispute opinions or settle into any view.

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For those who have no wishes for either extremes of becoming or non-becoming, here or in another existence, there is no settling into the views held by others.

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Nor do they form the least notion in regard to views seen, heard, or thought out. How could one influence those wise ones who do not grasp at any views?

 

(from the Sutta-nipata, translated by Gil Fronsdal)

 

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