Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 334

Manujassa pamattacārino taṇhā vaḍḍhati māluvā viya
So palavati hurāhuraṃ phalamicchaṃ va vanasmiṃ vānaro

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 334

When a person lives heedlessly,
his craving grows like a creeping vine.
He runs now here
& now there,
as if looking for fruit:
a monkey in the forest.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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