Buddhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 186

Na kahāpaṇavassena titti kāmesu vijjati
Appassādā dukhā kāmā iti viññāya paṇḍito

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The Buddha ⧸ Verse 186

Not even if it rained gold coins
would we have our fill
of sensual pleasures.
they give little enjoyment —
knowing this, the wise one
finds no delight
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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