Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 344

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

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 344

Cleared of the underbrush
but obsessed with the forest,
set free from the forest,
right back to the forest he runs.
Come, see the person set free
who runs right back to the same old chains!
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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