Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 311

Kuso yathā duggahito hatthamevānukantati
Sāmaññaṃ dupparāmaṭṭhaṃ nirayāyupakaḍḍhati

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 311

Een as a grass-blade wrongly grasped
Doth cut the hand,
So doth the philosophic life, when wrongly taken up,
Drag down to hell.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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