Malavagga ⧸ Gāthā 240

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

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Impurity ⧸ Verse 240

As the impurity which springs from the iron, when it springs from it, destroys it; thus do a transgressors own works lead him to the evil path.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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