Dhammapada

Dandavagga ⧸ Gāthā 144

Asso yathā bhadro kasāniviṭiṭho
Ātāpino saṃvegino bhavātha
Saddhāya sīlena ca vīriyena ca
Samādhinā dhammavinicchayena ca
Sampannavijjācaraṇā patissatā
Pahassatha dukkhamidaṃ anappakaṃ

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Punishment ⧸ Verse 144

Like a fine stallion
struck with a whip,
be ardent & chastened.
Through conviction
virtue, persistence,
concentration, judgment,
consummate in knowledge & conduct,
mindful,
youll abandon this not-insignificant pain.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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