Buddhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 186

Na kahāpaṇavassena titti kāmesu vijjati
Appassādā dukhā kāmā iti viññāya paṇḍito

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The Buddha ⧸ Verse 186

Not by a rain of guineas
Could lusts be satisfied.
Little sweetness, [long] pain: such are lusts.
Knowing this, is one a pandit.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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