Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 166

Attadatthaṃ paratthena bahunā pi na hāpaye
Attadatthambhiññāya sadatthapasuto siyā

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Self ⧸ Verse 166

Let one not neglect ones own welfare for the sake of another, however great. Clearly understanding ones own welfare, let one be intent upon the good.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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