Dhammapada

Sahassavagga ⧸ Gāthā 111

Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve duppañño asamāhito
Ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo paññavantassa jhāyino

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The Thousands ⧸ Verse 111

Better it is to live one day wise and meditative than to live a hundred years foolish 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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