Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 306

Abhūtavādī nirayaṃ upeti yo cāpi katvā na karomīti cāha
Ubho pi te pecca samā bhavanti nihīnakammā manujā parattha

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 306

He goes to hell,
the one who asserts
what didnt take place,
as does the one
who, having done,
says, I didnt.
Both — low-acting people —
there become equal:
after death, in the world beyond.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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