Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 343

Tasiṇāya purakkhatā pajā parisappanti saso va bādhito
Tasmā tasiṇaṃ vinodaya bhikkhu ākaṅkhī virāgamattano

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 343

Mortals who make Thirst their leader,
Like hunted hare run to and fro;
Thirst therefore a monk should put away,
Longing for his own passionlessness.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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