Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 343

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

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 343

People who thrive on popularity
crawl about as do trapped rabbits.
Because of this, a monk should dispel these desires,
and cultivate dispassion.
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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