Dhammapada

Bhikkhuvagga ⧸ Gāthā 371

Jhāya bhikkhu ca pāmado
te kāmaguṇe bhamassu cittaṃ
lohaguḷaṃ gilī pamatto
kandi dukkhamidanti ḍayhamāno

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The Mendicant ⧸ Verse 371

Practice jhana, monk,
and dont be heedless.
Dont take your mind roaming
in sensual strands.
Dont swallow — heedless —
the ball of iron aflame.
Dont burn & complain: This is pain.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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