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 guide water,
Fletchers shape arrows,
Carpenters shape wood,
The virtuous tame themselves.
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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