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

Phenomena are preceded by mind,
ruled by mind,
produced by mind.
If one speaks or acts with a corrupt mind,
then suffering will surely follow,
as a wheel, a wagon track.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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