Dhammapada

Malavagga ⧸ Gāthā 243

Tato malā malataraṃ avijjā paramaṃ malaṃ
Etaṃ malaṃ pahatvāna nimmalā hotha bhikkhavo

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Impurity ⧸ Verse 243

More basic than these blemishes is ignorance, the worst of all.
Abandoning this blemish then, be free of blemish, monks!
English translation by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero. For free distribution only.

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