Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 345

Na taṃ daḷhaṃ bandhanamāhu dhīrā
Yadāyasaṃ dārujaṃ babbajañca
Sārattarattā maṇikuṇḍalesu
Puttesu dāresu ca apekhā

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 345

Thats not a strong bond
— so say the enlightened —
the one made of iron, of wood, or of grass.
To be smitten, enthralled,
with jewels & ornaments,
longing for children & wives:
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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