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

Beings who are infatuated with lust fall back into the Stream of Craving they have generated, just as a spider does in the web it has spun. The Wise, cutting off the bond of craving, walk on resolutely, leaving, all ills (dukkha) behind.
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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