Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 158

Attānameva paṭhamaṃ patirūpe nivesaye
Athaññamanusāseyya na kilisseyya paṇḍito

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Self ⧸ Verse 158

One should first establish oneself in what is proper; then only should one instruct others. Thus the wise man will not be reproached.
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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