Papavagga ⧸ Gāthā 116

Abhitvaretha kalyāṇe pāpā cittaṃ nivāraye
Dandhaṃ hi karoto puññaṃ pāpasmiṃ ramatī mano

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Evil ⧸ Verse 116

Be quick in doing
whats admirable.
Restrain your mind
from whats evil.
When youre slow
in making merit,
evil delights the mind.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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