Itivuttaka: The Buddha’s Sayings

The Section of the Ones

6. Conceit

This was said by the Lord…

“… Conceit is that one thing, bhikkhus. Abandon that and I guarantee you non-returning.”

Beings puffed up with conceit
Go to rebirth in a bad bourn.
But having rightly understood conceit,
Those with insight abandon it.
By abandoning it they never come
Back to this world again.