Dhammapada

Piyavagga ⧸ Gāthā 211

Tasmā piyaṃ na kayirātha piyāpāyo hi pāpako
Ganthā tesaṃ na vijjanti yesaṃ natthi piyāppiyaṃ

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Pleasure ⧸ Verse 211

Therefore make nothing dear:
The loss of the endeared is evil;
Bonds are unknown to those
For whom there is naught dear or otherwise.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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