BWV 018: The Purification of Mortals

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SN 1.1.48 Jetavanasuttaṁ
The Purification of Mortals

Anāthapiṇḍika is reborn as a god in Heaven. Later he comes to see the Buddha and utters these words.

56. Kammaṁ vijjā ca dhammo ca, sīlaṁ jīvitam-uttamaṁ,
Etena maccā sujjhanti, na gottena dhanena vā.

Deeds and knowledge, concentration
And virtue are the life supreme,
By these mortals are purified,
But not by their clan or their wealth.

from Buddhist Wisdom Verses


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