Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 308

Seyye ayoguḷo bhutto tatto aggisikhūpamo
Yañce bhūñjeyya dussīlo raṭṭhapiṇḍaṃ asaññato

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 308

It is better to have eaten an iron ball, heated in fire,
than for one of bad character, unrestrained,
to eat all foods received from the laity.
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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