Pandita Vagga (The Wise)

Verse 81

Selo yathā ekaghano
vātena na samīrati
Evam nindāpasamsāsu
na samiñjanti panditā
As a solid rock
is not shaken by the wind,
even so the wise are not
ruffled by praise or blame.
selo rock

yathā just like

ekaghano compact, solid

vātena by wind

na not

samīrati shaken

evam even so

nindā blames

pasamsā praises

samiñjanti not affected

panditā the wise

Lakuntaka Bhaddiya attained Arahantship and was unperturbed by blame or praise. Even-tempered and good-natured, he lived serenely in the midst of fools.