Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 335

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

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 335

Whomsoever this fierce thirst overcomes, full of poison, in this world, his sufferings increase like the abounding Birana grass.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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