Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 338

Yathāpi mūle anupaddave daḷhe
Chinno pi rukkho punareva rūhati
Evampi taṇhānusaye anūhate
Nibbatti dukkhamidaṃ punappunaṃ

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 338

Just as a tree with roots undamaged and firm grows again even though cut down, so also, if latent craving is not rooted out, this dukkha (of birth, ageing and death) arises again and again.
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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