Dhammapada

Malavagga ⧸ Gāthā 241

Asajjhāyamalā mantā anuṭṭhānamalā gharā
Malaṃ vaṇṇassa kosajjaṃ pamādo rakkhato malaṃ

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Impurity ⧸ Verse 241

Omission is the bane of prayers:
Of houses, laziness the bane;
The bane of beauty, indolence;
And carelessness the watchmans bane.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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