The best of the paths is the Eightfold [Path];
The best of the truths is the Four [Noble Truths].
The best of qualities is dispassion;
And the best among god’s and humans
Is the one with eyes to see.
This is the path
For purifying one’s vision; there is no other.
You’ll bewilder Mara
You’ll put an end to suffering
This is the path I have proclaimed,
Having pulled out the arrows.
Text from The Dhammapada, translation by Gil Fronsdil, Shambhala Publications, 2005; page 71