Dhammapada

Papavagga ⧸ Gāthā 120

Bhadro pi passati pāpaṃ yāva bhadraṃ na paccati
Yadā ca paccati bhadraṃ atha bhadro bhadrāni passati

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Evil ⧸ Verse 120

Even a good, wholesome deed can be seen as a worthless, evil act.
when pleasure is not immediately experienced as a result.
Yet, when pleasure is experienced,
then good, wholesome deeds are seen for what they truly are: good.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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