Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 346

Etaṃ daḷhaṃ bandhanamāhu dhīrā
Ohārinaṃ sithilaṃ duppamuñcaṃ
Etampi chetvāna paribbajanti
Anapekkhino kāmasukhaṃ pahāya

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 346

thats the strong bond,
— so say the enlightened —
one thats constraining,
elastic,
hard to untie.
But having cut it, they
— the enlightened — go forth,
free of longing, abandoning
sensual ease.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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