Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 337

Taṃ vo vadāmi bhaddaṃ vo yāvantettha samāgatā Taṇhāya mūlaṃ khaṇatha usīrattho bīraṇaṃ vo nalaṃ va soto va māro bhañji punappunaṃ

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 337

To all of you gathered here
I say: Good fortune.
Dig up craving
— as when seeking medicinal roots, wild grass —
by the root.
Dont let Mara cut you down
— as a raging river, a reed —
over & over again.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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