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

By oneself is evil done, by oneself is one defiled.
By oneself is evil not done, by oneself is one purified.
Individually, is there purity or defilement.
One cannot purify another.
Another cannot purify one.
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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