Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 308

Seyye ayoguḷo bhutto tatto aggisikhūpamo
Yañce bhūñjeyya dussīlo raṭṭhapiṇḍaṃ asaññato

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 308

Better to eat the red-hot iron ball,
Like flame of fire,
Than for a man immoral and intemperate
To eat the kingdoms alms.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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