Dhammapada

Yamakavagga ⧸ Gāthā 1

Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā manoseṭṭhā manomayā
Manasā ce paduṭṭhena bhāsati karoti
Tato naṃ dukkhamanveti cakkaṃ va vahato padaṃ

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The Twin-Verses ⧸ Verse 1

Creatures from mind their character derive,
Mind-marshalled are they, and mind-made:
If with a mind corrupt one speak or act, Him doth pain follow,
As the wheel the beast of burdens foot.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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