Dhammapada

Malavagga ⧸ Gāthā 239

Anupubbena medhāvī thokathokaṃ khaṇe khaṇe
Kammāro rajatasseva niddhame malamattano

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Impurity ⧸ Verse 239

Gradually, little by little, moment by moment,
Like a smith [with the dross] of silver,
Let a wise man blow away the stains of self.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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