Appamadavagga ⧸ Gāthā 28

Pamādaṃ appamādena yadā nudati paṇḍito
Paññāpāsādamāruyha asoko sokiniṃ pajaṃ
Pabbataṭṭho va bhummaṭṭhe dhīro bāle avekkhati

Click any Pāli word for an inline definition.

On Earnestness ⧸ Verse 28

The wise one dispels negligence by means of mindfulness; he ascends the pinnacle of wisdom and being free from sorrow looks at the sorrowing beings. Just as one on the mountain top looks at those on the plain below, so also, the wise one (the arahat) looks at the foolish and the ignorant (worldlings).
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

This project is open source and available on GitHub.