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 there is anything to be done, do it well; do it firmly and energetically; for the slack life of a bhikkhu scatters much dust (of moral defilements).
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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