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 who are lust-infatuated fall back into the swirling current (of samsara) like a spider on its self-spun web. This, too, the wise cut off. Without any longing, they abandon all suffering and renounce the world.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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