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

These four conditions befall a negligent man
who frequents anothers wife:
Demerit is acquired, restlessness in sleep, thirdly disgrace,
and fourth, a miserable existence.
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