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 a task is to be performed,
then this effort should be done firmly,
as a lax going forth into the Holy Life,
simply scatters dust all the more.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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