Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 312

Yaṃ kiñci sithilaṃ kammaṃ saṃkiliṭṭhaṃ ca yaṃ vataṃ
Saṅkassaraṃ brahmacariyaṃ na taṃ hoti mahapphalaṃ

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 312

Any slack act,
or defiled observance,
or fraudulent life of chastity
bears no great fruit.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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