Yamakavagga ⧸ Gāthā 19

Bahumpi ce sahitaṃ bhāsamāno
Na takkaro hoti naro pamatto
Gopo va gāvo gaṇayaṃ paresaṃ
Na bhāgavā sāmaññassa hoti

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The Twin-Verses ⧸ Verse 19

Though he recites much the Sacred Texts (Tipitaka), but is negligent and does not practise according to the Dhamma, like a cowherd who counts the cattle of others, he has no share in the benefits of the life of a bhikkhu (i.e., Magga-phala).
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