Dhammapada

Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 256

Na tena hoti dhammaṭṭho yenatthaṃ sahasā naye
Yo ca atthaṃ anatthañca ubho niccheyya paṇḍito

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The Just ⧸ Verse 256

Not by passing arbitrary judgments does a man become just; a wise man is he who investigates both right and wrong.
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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