Malavagga ⧸ Gāthā 240

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

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Impurity ⧸ Verse 240

Just as ill repute and disgrace originate from the impurities,
and one is eaten away (from the inside) once these have arisen,
thus, one who indulges in the Requisites of Food and Clothing,
is lead to a Realm of Misery by his own deeds.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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