අප්පම්'පි චේ සහිතං භාසමානෝ
ධම්මස්ස හෝති අනුධම්මචාරි
රාගං ච දෝසං ච පහාය මෝහං
සම්මප්පජානෝ සුවිමුත්ත චිත්තෝ
අනුපාදියානෝ ඉධ වා හුරං වා
ස භාගවා සාමඤ්ඤස්ස හෝති.
ධර්මයේ හැසිරෙන පුද්ගලයා ධර්ම දේශණා කරන්නේ ටිකක් වෙන්ට පුළුවනි. නමුත් ඔහු ඒ ධර්මයේ පිහිටලා රාග, දෙවේෂ, මෝහ දුරුකරනව. ධර්මාවබොධය තුළින් දුකෙන් නිදහස් වෙච්ච සිතක් ඇතිකර ගන්නව. මෙලොව පරලොව කිසි දේකට ඔහු බැඳෙන්නෙ නෑ. තමන් ගේ ශ්රමණ ජීවිතයෙන් උතුම් මග-ඵල ලබා ගැනීමේ හිමිකාරයා වන්නෙ අන්න ඒ භික්ෂුව තමයි.
( ජේතවනාරාමයේ දී යහළු තෙරුන් දෙ නමක් අරභයා වදාල ගාථාවකි. )
Practice Ensures Fulfilment
Appam pi ce saṃhita1 bhāsamāno,
dhammassa hoti anudhammacārī
Rāgañca dosañca pahāya mohaṃ,
Anupādiyāno idha vā huraṃ vā,
sa bhāgavā sāmaññassa hoti.
Explanation: A true seeker of truth through he may speak only little of the Buddha's word. He may not be able to recite extensively from religious texts. But, if he belongs to the teaching of the Buddha assiduously, lives in accordance with the teaching of the Buddha, if he has got rid of passion, ill-will and delusion, he has well penetrated experience and is free from clinging to worldly things, he is a partaker of the life of a renunciate.Though few of the sacred texts he chant
in Dhamma does his practice run,
clear of delusion, lust and hate,
wisdom perfected, with heart well-freed.
( Though little he recites the sacred texts, but acts in accordance with the eaching, forsaking lust, hatred and ignorance, truly knowing, with mind well freed, clinging to nothing here and hereafter, he shares the fruits of the holy life.)
Two Companion Monks
Of the two companions, one was a world-ling, but learned, the other was an Arahant though he knew only a little about the teachings. The learned monk did not practice meditation, but his companion realized nibbāna. Being conceited, the learned monk intended to embarrass the other by asking some questions in the presence of the Buddha. Knowing his ulterior motive, the Buddha asked some
practical questions about the Dhamma. The Arahant answered them all from his personal experience, but the learned monk could not, as he had not attained anything. The Buddha praised the Arahant who had practiced and understood the Dhamma well.