Nagavagga ⧸ Gāthā 320

Ahaṃ nāgo va saṅgāme cāpāto patitaṃ saraṃ
Ativākyaṃ titikkhissaṃ dussīlo hi bahujjano

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The Elephant ⧸ Verse 320

I — like an elephant in battle,
enduring an arrow shot from a bow —
will endure a false accusation,
for the mass of people
have no principles.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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