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 small escort and great wealth, avoids a perilous route, just as one desiring to live avoids poison, even so should one shun evil things.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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