Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 314

Akataṃ dukkataṃ seyyo pacchā tapati dukkataṃ
Kataṃ ca sukataṃ seyyo yaṃ katvā nānutappati

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 314

It is better not to do an evil deed; an evil deed torments one later on. It is better to do a good deed as one does not have to repent for having done it.
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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