Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 269

Pāpāni parivajjeti sa manī tena so muni
Yo munāti ubho loke muni tena pavuccati

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The Just ⧸ Verse 269

Whoever raises up scales
and so takes up with the best, is wise.
In shunning evil is one called a Sage,
by this is one a Sage.
Whoever knows both
evil and merit
in this world,
this one is called a ‘Sage.’
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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