Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 161

Attanā va kataṃ pāpaṃ attajaṃ attasambhavaṃ
Abhimatthati dummedhaṃ vajiraṃ vasmamayaṃ maṇiṃ

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Self ⧸ Verse 161

By oneself alone is evil done; it is self-born, it is self-caused. Evil grinds the unwise as a diamond grinds a hard gem.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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