Brahmanavagga ⧸ Gāthā 423
Pubbenivāsaṃ yo vedī saggāpāyaṃ ca passati Atho jātikkhayaṃ patto abhiññāvosito muni Sabbavositavosānaṃ tam ahaṃ brūmi brāhmaṇaṃ
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The Brāhmana ⧸ Verse 423
He who knows his former births, who sees heaven and hell, who has reached the end of births and attained to the perfection of insight, the sage who has reached the summit of spiritual excellence — him do I call a holy man.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.
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