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

Every perfunctory deed and vow corrupt
And faltering chastity, is no great fruit.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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