Dhammapada

Sukhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 201

Jayaṃ veraṃ pasavati dukkhaṃ seti parājito
Upasanto sukhaṃ seti hatmā jayaparājayaṃ

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Happiness ⧸ Verse 201

Victory begets enmity; the defeated dwell in pain. Happily the peaceful live, discarding both victory and defeat.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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