Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 335

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

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 335

Whoever, in this world, is conquered by contemptible cravings,
their sorrows grow quickly,
as does fragrant Birana grass when rained upon.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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