Dhammapada

Appamadavagga ⧸ Gāthā 21

Appamādo amatapadaṃ pamādo maccuno padaṃ
Appamattā na mīyanti ye pamattā yathā matā

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On Earnestness ⧸ Verse 21

Mindfulness is the way to the Deathless (Nibbana); unmindfulness is the way to Death. Those who are mindful do not die; those who are not mindful are as if already dead.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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