Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 311

Kuso yathā duggahito hatthamevānukantati
Sāmaññaṃ dupparāmaṭṭhaṃ nirayāyupakaḍḍhati

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 311

Just as kusa grass wrongly handled cuts the hand, even so, a recluses life wrongly lived drags one to 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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