Buddhaghoṣa was a 5th-century Indian Theravada Buddhist commentator and scholar.
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- Visuddhimagga, as translated by Ñāṇamoli Bhikkhu
- Only virtue's water can
wash out the stain in living things.
- 1.24, p. 13
- Shine as they may, there are no kings
Adorned with jewelry and pearls
That shine as does a man restrained
Adorned with virtue's ornament.
- 1.24, pp. 13-14
- He whose mind is satisfied
with virtue that has been achieved,
Who never thinks to stir himself
And take a meditation subject up,
Contented with mere virtuousness,
Nor striving for a higher state—
His virtue bears the appellation
Of that partaking of stagnation.
- 1:39, p. 18