Dhammapada

Papavagga ⧸ Gāthā 123

Vāṇijo va bhayaṃ maggaṃ appasattho mahaddhano
Visaṃ jīvitukāmo va pāpāni parivajjaye

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Evil ⧸ Verse 123

Shun evils
As a life-lover the poison,
Or as a merchant, with much wealth and few companions,
The dangerous road.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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