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

O Bhikkhu, mediate, and do not be unmindful; do not let your mind rejoice in sensual pleasures. Do not be unmindful and swallow the (hot) lump of iron; as you burn (in niraya) do not cry, "This, indeed, is suffering."
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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