Itivuttaka: The Buddha’s Sayings

The Section of the Threes

57. Taints (2)

This was said by the Lord…

“Bhikkhus, there are these three taints …”

One for whom the taint of desire
For sensual pleasures has been destroyed,
Who has eliminated ignorance
And exhausted the taint of being—
Such a one is released without clinging.
Having conquered Māra and his mount,
He bears his final body.