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 swallow a red-hot iron ball (which would consume one) like a flame of fire, than to be an immoral and uncontrolled person feeding on the alms offered by people.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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