|Lake in Biogradaska Gora, old growth forest in Europe (bing.com/images)|
|From virtue, calm. From mindful-calm, insight.|
- [*Noble = "enlightened, superior, awake"; ennobling = "what makes one enlightened, superior, awake."]
- Alternative rendering: Just this is the path — there is no other — to purify vision. / Follow it, and that will be Mara's bewilderment. / Following it, you put an end to suffering. / I have taught you this path having known — for your knowing — the extraction of arrows. // It's for you to strive ardently. / Tathagatas simply point out the way. / Those who practice, absorbed in jhana, from Mara's bonds they'll be freed (Ven. Thanissaro).
- [Note 20: The meaning of this injunction (Verse 283) is: "Cut down the forest of sensual craving and lust, but do not mortify the body."]
the person with a clinging mind,