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

Meditate, O monk! Do not be heedless. Let not your mind whirl on sensual pleasures. Heedless, do not swallow a red-hot iron ball, lest you cry when burning, "O this is painful!"
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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