Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 313

Kayirā ce kayirāthenaṃ daḷhamenaṃ parakkame
Saṭhilo hi paribbājo bhiyyo ākirate rajaṃ

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 313

If anything is to be done, let one do it with sustained vigor. A lax monastic life stirs up the dust of passions all the more.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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