“Though little he recites the Sacred Texts, but acts in accordance with the teaching, forsaking lust, hatred and ignorance, truly knowing, with mind well freed, clinging to naught here and hereafter, he shares the fruits of the Holy Life.” – Dhammapada
The Tipitaka abounds with interesting and self-elevating sayings that describe the peaceful and happy state of an Arahant, who abides in the world, till the end of his life, serving other seekers of truth by example and by precept.
In the Dhammapada the Buddha states: For him who has completed the journey, for him who is sorrowless, for him who from everything is wholly free, for him who has destroyed all Ties, the fever (of passion) exists not. – Verse 90. The mindful exert themselves. To no abode are they attached. Like swans that quit their pools, home after home they abandon (and go). – Verse 91.
They for whom there is no accumulation, who reflect well over their food, who have Deliverance, which is Void and Signless, as their object, their course like that of birds in the air cannot be traced. – Verse 92.
He whose corruptions are destroyed, he who is not attached to food, he who has Deliverance, which is Void and Signless, as his object, his path, like that of birds in the air, cannot be traced. – Verse 93.
He whose senses are subdued, like steeds well trained by a charioteer, he whose pride is destroyed and is free from the corruptions, – such a steadfast one even the gods hold dear.– Verse 94.
Like the earth, a balanced and well-disciplined person resents not. He is comparable to an Indakhila.10 Like a pool, unsullied by mud, is he, – to such a balanced one life’s wanderings do not arise. – Verse 95.
Calm is his mind, calm is his speech, calm is his action, who, rightly knowing, is wholly freed perfectly peaceful,14 and equipoised. – Verse 96.
The man who is not credulous,16 who understands the Uncreated (Nibbāna), who has cut off the links,18 who has put an end to occasion19 (of good and evil), who has eschewed all desires he, indeed, is a supreme man. – Verse 97.
Whether in village or in forest, in vale or on hill, wherever Arahants dwell, delightful, indeed, is that spot. – Verse 98.
Delightful are the forests where worldlings delight not; the passionless will rejoice (therein),(for) they seek no sensual pleasures. – Verse 99.
Ah, happily do we live without hate amongst the hateful; amidst hateful men we dwell unhating. – Verse 197.
Ah, happily do we live in good health amongst the ailing; amidst ailing men we dwell in good health. – Verse 198. Ah, happily do we live without yearning (for sensual pleasures) amongst those who yearn (for them); amidst those who yearn (for them) we dwell without yearning. – Verse 199
Ah, happily do we live, we who have no impediments. Feeders of joy shall we be even as the gods of the Radiant Realm. – Verse 200.
For whom there exists neither the hither nor the farther shore, nor both the hither and the farther shore, he who is undistressed and unbound – him I call a brāhmana. –Verse 385.
He who is meditative, stainless and secluded, he who has done his duty and is free from corruptions,31 he who has attained the Highest Goal, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 386.
He that does no evil through body, speech, or mind, who is restrained in these three respects, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 391.
He who has cut off all fetters, who trembles not, who has gone beyond ties, who is unbound, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 397.
He who has cut the strap (hatred), the thong (craving), and the rope (heresies), together with the appendages (latent tendencies), who has thrown up the cross-bar (ignorance), who is enlightened (Buddha),- him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 398.
He who, without anger, endures reproach, flogging and punishments, whose power – the potent army-is patience, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 399.
He who is not wrathful, but is dutiful, virtuous, free from craving, self-controlled and bears his final body, him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 400.
Like water on a lotus leaf, like a mustard seed on the point of a needle, he who clings not to sensual pleasures, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 401.
He who realizes here in this world the destruction of his sorrow, who has laid the burden36 aside and is emancipated, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 402.
He whose knowledge is deep, who is wise, who is skilled in the right and wrong way, who has reached the highest goal, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 403.
He who is not intimate either with householders or with the homeless ones, who wanders without an abode, who is without desires, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 404.
He who has laid aside the cudgel in his dealings with beings, whether feeble or strong, who neither harms nor kills, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 405.
He who is friendly amongst the hostile, who is peaceful amongst the violent, who is unattached amongst the attached, 39 – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 406.
In whom lust, hatred, pride, and detraction are fallen off like a mustard seed from the point of a needle, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 407. He who utters gentle, instructive, true words, who by his speech gives offence to none, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 408.
He who has no desires, whether pertaining to this world or to the next, who is desireless and emancipated, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 410.
Herein he who has transcended both good and bad and the ties as well, who is sorrowless, stainless, and pure, – him I call a brāhmana. - Verse 412.
He who is spotless as the moon, who is pure, serene, and unperturbed, who has destroyed craving for becoming, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 413.
He who, discarding human ties and transcending celestial ties, is completely delivered from all ties,41 – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 417.
He who has given up likes and dislikes, who is cooled and is without defilements, who has conquered the world, and is strenuous, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 418.
He who has no clinging to aggregates that are past, future, or present, who is without clinging and grasping, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 421.
The fearless,46 the noble, the hero, the great sage, the conqueror, the desireless, the cleanser49 (of defilements), the enlightened,50 him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 422.
That sage who knows his former abodes, who sees the blissful and the woeful states, who has reached the end of births, who, with superior wisdom, has perfected himself who has completed (the holy life), and reached the end of all passions, – him I call a brāhmana. – Verse 423.
Reference: The Buddha and His Teachings by Venerable Nārada Mahāthera