Sahassavagga ⧸ Gāthā 109

Abhivādanasīlissa niccaṃ vaddhāpacāyino
Cattārā dhammā vaḍḍhanti āyu vaṇṇo sukhaṃ balaṃ

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The Thousands ⧸ Verse 109

To one ever eager to revere and serve the elders, these four blessing accrue: long life and beauty, happiness and power.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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