Dhammapada

Buddhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 182

Kiccho manussapaṭilābho kicchaṃ macchāna jīvitaṃ
Kicchaṃ saddhammasavanaṃ kiccho buddhānaṃ uppādo

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The Buddha ⧸ Verse 182

Difficult (to obtain) is the conception of men, difficult is the life of mortals, difficult is the hearing of the True Law, difficult is the birth of the Awakened (the attainment of Buddhahood).
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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