Saṃyutta Nikāya 1

Connected Discourses with Devatas

81. Without Conflict

“Who here in the world are placid?
Whose mode of life is not squandered?
Who here fully understand desire?
Who enjoy perpetual freedom?

“Whom do parents and brothers worship
When he stands firmly established?
Who is the one of humble birth
That even khattiyas here salute?”

“Ascetics are placid in the world;
The ascetic life is not squandered;
Ascetics fully understand desire;
They enjoy perpetual freedom.

“Parents and brothers worship an ascetic
When he stands firmly established.
Though an ascetic be of humble birth
Even khattiyas here salute him.”