Dhammapada

Dandavagga ⧸ Gāthā 145

Udakaṃ hi nayanti nettikā usukārā namayanti tejanaṃ
Dāruṃ namayanti tacchakā attānaṃ damayanti subbatā

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Punishment ⧸ Verse 145

Irrigators regulate the waters, fletchers straighten arrow shafts, carpenters shape wood, and the good control themselves.
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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