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 lead the waters. Fletchers bend the shafts. Carpenters bend the wood. The virtuous control themselves.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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