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 grasped, cuts the hand, even so the monkhood wrongly handled drags one to a woeful state.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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