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, 0 Monk, and do not be negligent,
allowing your mind to roam.
Dont be the one who, after swallowing the red hot iron ball of negligence, says,
"This is suffering!" as ones mind burns.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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