Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 347

Ye rāgarattānupatanti sotaṃ
Sayaṃ kataṃ makkaṭako va jālaṃ
Etampi chetvāna vajanti dhīrā
Anapekkhino sabbadukkhaṃ pahāya

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 347

Those smitten with passion
fall back
into a self-made stream,
like a spider snared in its web.
But, having cut it, the enlightened set forth,
free of longing, abandoning
all suffering & stress.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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