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

Ensnared in passion back they fall
as spider on a self-spun web.
This passion severed, wander the wise forsaking dukkha all.
English translation by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero. For free distribution only.

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