Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 157

Attānaṃ ce piyaṃ jaññā rakkheyya naṃ surakkhitaṃ
Tiṇṇamaññataraṃ yāmaṃ paṭijaggeyya paṇḍito

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Self ⧸ Verse 157

If you hold yourself dear
then guard, guard yourself well.
The wise person would stay awake
nursing himself
in any of the three watches of the night,
the three stages of life.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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