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 govern waters,
fletchers fashion shafts,
as joiners shape their timber
those of good conduct tame themselves.
English translation by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero. For free distribution only.

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