Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 12/19/2018

Not Apart from Enlightenment

17 (7) Subrahmā

<123> Standing to one side, the young deva Subrahmā addressed the Blessed One in verse:

303 “Always frightened is this mind,

The mind is always agitated [54]

About unarisen problems

And about arisen ones.

If there exists release from fear,

Being asked, please declare it to me.”

304 “Not apart from enlightenment and austerity,

Not apart from restraint of the sense faculties,

Not apart from relinquishing all,

Do I see any safety for living beings.”

This is what the Blessed One said…. He [the young deva] disappeared right there.

Excerpt From: “The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya”


  1. Lovely text! It is always a good idea to read about the Buddha’s words.

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