Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 161

Attanā va kataṃ pāpaṃ attajaṃ attasambhavaṃ
Abhimatthati dummedhaṃ vajiraṃ vasmamayaṃ maṇiṃ

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Self ⧸ Verse 161

By oneself is evil done,
it’s born of self and self-produced. Evil grinds the unwise one
as diamond does the hardest gem.
English translation by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero. For free distribution only.

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