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 one should teach others. A wise man should not incur reproach.
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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