Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 310

Apuññalābho ca gatī ca pāpikā
Bhītassa bhītāya ratī ca thokikā
Rājā ca daṇḍaṃ garukaṃ paṇeti
Tasmā naro paradāraṃ na seve

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 310

Demerits gain and evil future state,
Brief rapture of the frightened man and woman;
The king imposeth heavy punishment:
Therefore let none frequent anothers wife.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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