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 things does a wreckless man gain who covets his neighbours wife,—a bad reputation, an uncomfortable bed, thirdly, punishment, and lastly, hell.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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