Dhammapada

Sahassavagga ⧸ Gāthā 115

Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve apassaṃ dhammamuttamaṃ
Ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo passato dhammamuttamaṃ

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The Thousands ⧸ Verse 115

If one should live an hundred years
Not seeing the highest Doctrine,
Better to him were life one day
When seeing the highest Doctrine.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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