Dhammapada

Malavagga ⧸ Gāthā 245

Hirimatā ca dujjīvaṃ niccaṃ sucigavesinā
Alīnenāpagabbhena suddhājīvena passatā

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Impurity ⧸ Verse 245

Hard is life for a modest man,
Ever in quest of what is pure,
Disinterested, retiring, clean-lived, clear-sighted.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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