Dhammapada

Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 268

Na monena muni hoti mūḷharūpo aviddasu
Yo ca tulaṃ va paggayha varamādāya paṇḍito

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The Just ⧸ Verse 268

Not by observing silence does one become a sage, if he be foolish and ignorant. But that man is wise who, as if holding a balance-scale accepts only the good.
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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