Dhammapada

Papavagga ⧸ Gāthā 123

Vāṇijo va bhayaṃ maggaṃ appasattho mahaddhano
Visaṃ jīvitukāmo va pāpāni parivajjaye

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Evil ⧸ Verse 123

Just as a merchant with a great wealth dreads traveling a path alone,
and as one who wishes to live avoids poison,
so should you shun evil.
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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