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Malavagga · Gātha 253
Paravajjānupassissa niccaṃ ujjhānasaññino
Āsavā tassa vaḍḍhanti ārā so āsavakkhayā
Impurity · Verse 253
If you focus on the errors of others,
constantly finding fault,
your effluents flourish.
You're far from their ending.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.