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

Wise people do not call that a strong fetter which is made of iron, wood, or hemp; far stronger is the care for precious stones and rings, for sons and a wife.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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