Dhammapada

Buddhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 181

Ye jhānapasutā dhīrā nekkhammūpasame ratā
Devā pi tesaṃ pihayanti sambuddhānaṃ satīmataṃ

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The Buddha ⧸ Verse 181

Those wise ones who are devoted to meditation and who delight in the calm of renunciation — such mindful ones, Supreme Buddhas, even the gods hold dear.
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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