Dhammapada

Buddhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 182

Kiccho manussapaṭilābho kicchaṃ macchāna jīvitaṃ
Kicchaṃ saddhammasavanaṃ kiccho buddhānaṃ uppādo

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The Buddha ⧸ Verse 182

Hard is it to be born a man; hard is the life of mortals. Hard is it to gain the opportunity of hearing the Sublime Truth, and hard to encounter is the arising of the Buddhas.
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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