Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 311

Kuso yathā duggahito hatthamevānukantati
Sāmaññaṃ dupparāmaṭṭhaṃ nirayāyupakaḍḍhati

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 311

Just as sawgrass cuts the hand when wrongly held,
so too, the Holy Life, wrongly held,
drags one to a miserable existence.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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