Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 166

Attadatthaṃ paratthena bahunā pi na hāpaye
Attadatthambhiññāya sadatthapasuto siyā

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Self ⧸ Verse 166

For the sake of anothers benefit, however great it may be, do not neglect ones own (moral) benefit. Clearly perceiving ones own benefit one should make every effort to attain it.
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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