Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 355

Hananti bhogā dummedhaṃ no ve pāragavesino
Bhogataṇhāya dummedho hanti aññe va attanā

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 355

Riches ruin only the foolish, not those in quest of the Beyond. By craving for riches the witless man ruins himself as well as others.
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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