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

The wise say not that bond is strong
Which iron, wooden, hempen is:
Far firmer is regard for gems,
For ornaments, for sons and wives.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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