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

All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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