Dhammapada

Sahassavagga ⧸ Gāthā 110

Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve dussīlo asamāhito
Ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo sīlavantassa jhāyino

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The Thousands ⧸ Verse 110

Better it is to live one day virtuous and meditative than to live a hundred years immoral and uncontrolled.
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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