Dhammapada

Nirayavagga ⧸ Gāthā 315

Nagaraṃ yathā paccantaṃ guttaṃ santarabāhiraṃ
Evaṃ gopetha attānaṃ khaṇo vo upaccagā
Khaṇātītā hi socanti nirayamhi samappitā

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The Downward Course ⧸ Verse 315

Like a frontier fortress,
guarded inside & out,
guard yourself.
Dont let the moment pass by.
Those for whom the moment is past
grieve, consigned to hell.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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