Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 161

Attanā va kataṃ pāpaṃ attajaṃ attasambhavaṃ
Abhimatthati dummedhaṃ vajiraṃ vasmamayaṃ maṇiṃ

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Self ⧸ Verse 161

The evil he himself has done
— self-born, self-created —
grinds down the dullard,
as a diamond, a precious stone.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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