Dhammapada

Piyavagga ⧸ Gāthā 212

Piyato jāyatī soko piyato jāyatī bhayaṃ
Piyato vippamuttassa natthi soko kuto bhayaṃ

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Pleasure ⧸ Verse 212

From endearment springs grief, from endearment springs fear. For one who is wholly free from endearment there is no grief, whence then fear?
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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