Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 162

Yassa accantadussīlyaṃ māluvā sālamivotataṃ
Karoti so tathattānaṃ yathā naṃ icchatī diso

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Self ⧸ Verse 162

As the creeper (maluva) strangle the sal tree, so also, a really immoral person (overwhelmed by Craving) does to himself just what his enemy wishes him to do.
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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