Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 344

Yo nibbanatho+ vanādhimutto vanamutto vanameva dhāvati
Taṃ puggalametha passatha mutto bandhanameva dhāvati

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 344

He who, free from desire, is inclined thereto,—
Who, from desire delivered, runs to that very same,—
Only behold that individual:
He runneth into bondage when delivered.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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