The Way to the Beyond

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2: Tissa Metteyya's Questions

“Who is satisfied here in the world? For whom is there no turmoil? Who is the wise man, who has known both ends, and is undefiled in the middle? Who do you say is a Great Man? Who has gone beyond the seamstress here?”The seamstress = craving, personified as one who ties a person to continued existence.01 [65]

“He who is chaste in regard to sense pleasures, free from craving, always mindful, having discernment the monk is emancipated,Having discerned the truth of impermanence, etc.02 for him there is no turmoil. He is the wise man, who has known both ends, and is undefiled in the middle. He, I say, is a Great Man, he has gone beyond the seamstress here.” [66-67]