Dhammapada

Malavagga ⧸ Gāthā 240

Ayasā va malaṃ samuṭṭhitaṃ taduṭṭhāya tameva khādati
Evaṃ atidhonacārinaṃ sakakammāni nayanti duggatiṃ

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Impurity ⧸ Verse 240

Just as rust arising from iron eats away the base from which it arises, even so, their own deeds lead transgressors to states of woe.
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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