Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 311

Kuso yathā duggahito hatthamevānukantati
Sāmaññaṃ dupparāmaṭṭhaṃ nirayāyupakaḍḍhati

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 311

As blady grass when wrongly grasped the hand does lacerate
so a mishandled monastic life
drags one off to hell.
English translation by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero. For free distribution only.

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