Dhammapada

Tanhavagga ⧸ Gāthā 359

Tiṇadosāni khettāni icchādosā ayaṃ pajā
Tasmā hi vigaticchesu dinnaṃ hoti mahapphalaṃ

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Thirst ⧸ Verse 359

The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by lust: therefore a gift bestowed on those who are free from lust brings great reward.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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