Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 335

esā sahatī jammī taṇhā loke visattikā
Sokā tassa pavaḍḍhanti abhivaṭṭhaṃ va bīraṇaṃ

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 335

Whoever is overcome by this wretched and sticky craving, his sorrows grow like grass after the rains.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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