Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 347

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

Click any Pāli word for an inline definition.

Thirst ⧸ Verse 347

Those who are afflicted with these passions
follow their self created streams,
as a spider, who is caught in its own web .
the Wise have cut these bonds as well,
and are indifferent to happiness based on worldly pleasures.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

This project is open source and available on GitHub.