Piyavagga ⧸ Gāthā 209

Ayoge yuñjamattānaṃ yogasmiñca ayojayaṃ
Atthaṃ hitvā piyaggāhī pihetattānuyoginaṃ

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Pleasure ⧸ Verse 209

Having applied himself
to what was not his own task,
and not having applied himself
to what was,
having disregarded the goal
to grasp at what he held dear,
he now envies those
who kept after themselves,
took themselves
to task.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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