Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 346

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

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 346

That fetter wise people call strong which drags down, yields, but is difficult to undo; after having cut this at last, people leave the world, free from cares, and leaving desires and pleasures behind.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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