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

Neither of iron nor wood nor hemp is bond so strong, proclaim the wise, as passion’s yearn for sons, for wives, for gems and ornaments.
English translation by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero. For free distribution only.

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