Sutta Nipāta 5.3

The Way to the Beyond

The Young Man Tissa Metteyya’s Questions

“Who is satisfied here in the world?” said venerable Tissa Metteyya,
“For whom is there no turmoil?
Who is the wise man, who has known both ends, and is undefiled in the middle?
Who do you say is a Great Man? Who has gone beyond the seamstress here?”

“He who is chaste in regard to sense pleasures, Metteyya,” said the Gracious One,
“free from craving, always mindful,
having discernment the monk is emancipated, for him there is no turmoil.

“He is the wise man, who has known both ends, and is undefiled in the middle.
He, I say, is a Great Man, he has gone beyond the seamstress here.”

The Young Man Tissa Metteyya’s Questions are Finished