Avoiding all Controversies allows inner Peace!
Māgandiya asked the
Buddha about how to find inner peace:
Mental purity is neither caused by particular views, nor by
learning, nor by
knowledge, nor even by perfect morality. Neither by absence of
missing learning, lack of knowledge, or tainted morality, not by
Discarding all these oppositions, detached, calmed, independent,
longing for any form of existence... Whoever thinks himself
or inferior, he will dispute on that account! But the
imperturbable one does
not enter any self-deceit! Since for such one, there is no
I-Me-Self or Ego
how much less can there then ever be any equal, inferior or
Leaving home, wandering homeless, not making acquaintances in
free from desire for sensual pleasures, showing no preferences,
will never engage in any controversy. One who really knows does
proud because of any particular view, learning, thought, or
he is not tied to, influenced by, or led by any of these
He is completely released through his understanding. But those
who cling to
certain experiences and particular views wander about causing
This true speech made
Māgandiya and his wife never-returners (Anāgāmins).
More on selfless
impersonality, ego-lessness, the No-Self fact (Anattā):
Anatta No Self,
The Anatta Doctrine,
Friendship is the
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