Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 309

Cattāri ṭhānāni naro pamatto
Āpajjati paradārūpasevī
Apuññalābhaṃ na nikāmaseyyaṃ
Nindaṃ tatiyaṃ nirayaṃ catutthaṃ

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 309

Four misfortunes befall the reckless man who consorts with anothers wife: acquisition of demerit, disturbed sleep, ill-repute, and (rebirth in) states of woe.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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