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

Mind is the forerunner of (all evil) states. Mind is chief; mind-made are they. If one speaks or acts with wicked mind, because of that, suffering follows one, even as the wheel follows the hoof of the draught-ox.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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