Dhammapada

Sahassavagga ⧸ Gāthā 107

Yo ca vassasataṃ jantu aggiṃ paricare vane
Ekañca bhāvitattānaṃ muhuttampi pūjaye
yeva pūjanā seyyā yañce vassasataṃ hutaṃ

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The Thousands ⧸ Verse 107

You could, for a hundred years,
live in a forest
tending a fire,
or
pay a single moments homage
to one person,
self-cultivated.
Better than a hundred years of sacrifices
would that act of homage be.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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