Dhammapada

Piyavagga ⧸ Gāthā 213

Pemato jāyatī soko pemato jāyatī bhayaṃ
Pemato vippamuttassa natthi soko kuto bhayaṃ

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Pleasure ⧸ Verse 213

From affection springs grief, from affection springs fear. For one who is wholly free from affection 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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