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

This I say to you: Good luck to all assembled here! Dig up the root of craving, like one in search of the fragrant root of the birana grass. Let not Mara crush you again and again, as a flood crushes a reed.
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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