Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 359

Tiṇadosāni khettāni icchādosā ayaṃ pajā
Tasmā hi vigaticchesu dinnaṃ hoti mahapphalaṃ

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 359

Weeds are the plague of fields:
This race is plagued by wishes.
Therefore to give to those exempt from wishes
Hath great reward.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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