Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 162

Yassa accantadussīlyaṃ māluvā sālamivotataṃ
Karoti so tathattānaṃ yathā naṃ icchatī diso

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Self ⧸ Verse 162

For one who is exceedingly stupid,
as a vine would strangle a tree,
he does to himself,
whatever his enemy would ask.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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