Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 341

Saritāni sinehitāni ca somanassāni bhavanti jantuno
Te sātasitā sukhesino te ve jāti jarūpagā narā

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 341

The joys afforded to living beings
are born from setting into motion the affections.
Those who seek these joys are thereby bound to these pleasures.
Truly, again and again they will come to birth and old age.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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