Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 337
Taṃ vo vadāmi bhaddaṃ vo yāvantettha samāgatā Taṇhāya mūlaṃ khaṇatha usīrattho bīraṇaṃ Mā vo nalaṃ va soto va māro bhañji punappunaṃ
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Thirst ⧸ Verse 337
Therefore, I will deliver this worthy discourse to all of you who have assembled here. Dig up the root of craving just as one who wishes to have the fragrant root digs up the birana grass. Do not let Mara destroy you again and again, as the flood destroys the reed.
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.
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