Dhammapada

Buddhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 181

Ye jhānapasutā dhīrā nekkhammūpasame ratā
Devā pi tesaṃ pihayanti sambuddhānaṃ satīmataṃ

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The Buddha ⧸ Verse 181

Even the gods envy those who are awakened and not forgetful, who are given to meditation, who are wise, and who delight in the repose of retirement (from the world).
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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