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Brahmanavagga · Gātha 423
Pubbenivāsaṃ yo vedī saggāpāyaṃ ca passati
Atho jātikkhayaṃ patto abhiññāvosito muni
Sabbavositavosānaṃ tam ahaṃ brūmi brāhmaṇaṃ
The Brāhmana · Verse 423
He knows his former lives.
He sees heavens & states of woe,
has attained the ending of birth,
is a sage who has mastered full-knowing,
he's what I call
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