Itivuttaka: The Buddha’s Sayings

The Section of the Threes

67. Perfection

This was said by the Lord…

“Bhikkhus, there are these three kinds of perfection. What are the three? Perfection of body, perfection of speech, and perfection of mind. These are the three.”

Bodily perfect, perfect of speech,
Mentally perfect and taintless;
A sage possessing such perfectioṇ
Is called one cleansed of evil.