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

Simply talking a lot
doesnt maintain the Dhamma.
— although hes heard next to nothing —
sees Dhamma through his body,
is not heedless of Dhamma:
hes one who maintains the Dhamma.
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