Dhammapada

Malavagga ⧸ Gāthā 245

Hirimatā ca dujjīvaṃ niccaṃ sucigavesinā
Alīnenāpagabbhena suddhājīvena passatā

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Impurity ⧸ Verse 245

Difficult is life for the modest one who always seeks purity, is detached and unassuming, clean in life, and discerning.
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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