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

Be rapt, O monk, and be not careless,
Let not thine heart in the sense-pleasures whirl,
Lest, careless, thou the iron ball shouldst gorge,
And burning cry: "Tis pain I"
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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