Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 259

Na tāvatā dhammadharā yāvatā bahu bhāsati
Yo ca appampi sutvāna dhammaṃ kāyena passati
Sa ve dhammadharo hoti yo dhammaṃ nappamajjati

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The Just ⧸ Verse 259

A man is not a reciter of the Doctrine
Because he speaketh much:
One who hath learnt but little,
But seeth the Doctrine as a system,
He is a reciter of the Doctrine,
Who neglecteth it not.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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