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 thoroughbred horse touched by the whip, be strenuous, be filled with spiritual yearning. By faith and moral purity, by effort and meditation, by investigation of the truth, by being rich in knowledge and virtue, and by being mindful, destroy this unlimited suffering.
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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