Lokavagga ⧸ Gāthā 177

Na ve kadariyā devalokaṃ vajanti bālā have nappasaṃsanti dānaṃ Dhīro ca dānaṃ anumodamāno Teneva so hoti sūkhī parattha

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The World ⧸ Verse 177

To heavenly realms the mean don’t fare, fools magnanimity ne’er acclaim,
but the one of wisdom rejoices at giving and happy will be in future lives.
English translation by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero. For free distribution only.

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