Dhammapada

Maggavagga ⧸ Gāthā 283

Vanaṃ chindatha rukkhaṃ vanato jāyatī bhayaṃ
Chetvā vanañca vanathañca nibbanā hotha bhikkhavo

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The Way ⧸ Verse 283

Cut down the forest, not a tree;
Out of the forest fear is born:
When felled are forest and desire,
Then, monks! be fancy-free.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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