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 (of Passions),
but dont go cutting down the trees in the forest.
From the Forest (of Passions) springs fear and
having cut down this Forest
you are free, Monks.
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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