Dhammapada

Papavagga ⧸ Gāthā 122

pamaññetha puññassa na maṃ taṃ āgamissati
Udabindunipātena udakumbho pi pūrati
Pūrati dhīro puññassa thokathokampi ācinaṃ

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Evil ⧸ Verse 122

Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
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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