Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 165

Attanā va kataṃ pāpaṃ attanā saṃkilissati
Attanā akataṃ pāpaṃ attanā va visujjhati
Suddhi asuddhi paccattaṃ nāññamañño visodhaye

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Self ⧸ Verse 165

Evil is done by oneself

by oneself is one defiled.
Evil is left undone by oneself

by oneself is one cleansed.
Purity & impurity are ones own doing.
No one purifies another.
No other purifies one.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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