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 the passions), but not real trees. From the forest (of the passions) springs fear. Cutting down both forest and brushwood (of the passions), be forestless, O bhikkhus.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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