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

One is not considered a Holder of the Dhamma
just because one can recite it often.
One who hears even a little (of the Dhamma),
yet sees the Dhamma through the body,
this one is indeed a Holder of the Dhamma
this one who is not negligent of the truth.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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