Maggavagga ⧸ Gāthā 280

Uṭṭhānakālamhi anuṭṭhahāno
Yuvā balī ālasiyaṃ upeto
Saṃsannasaṅkappamano kusīto
Paññāya maggaṃ alaso na vindati

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The Way ⧸ Verse 280

At the time for initiative
he takes no initiative.
Young, strong, but lethargic,
the resolves of his heart
the lazy, lethargic one
loses the path
to discernment.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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