Dhammapada

Buddhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 184

Khantī paramaṃ tapo titikkhā
Nibbāṇaṃ paramaṃ vadanti buddhā
Na hi pabbajito parūpaghātī
Samaṇo hoti paraṃ viheṭhayanto

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The Buddha ⧸ Verse 184

The Awakened call patience the highest penance, long-suffering the highest Nirvana; for he is not an anchorite (pravragita) who strikes others, he is not an ascetic (sramana) who insults others.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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