Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 44

Ko imaṃ paṭhaviṃ vicessati
Yamalokañca imaṃ sadevakaṃ
Ko dhammapadaṃ sudesitaṃ
Kusalo pupphamiva pacessati

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 44

Who shall overcome this earth, this realm of Yama and this sphere of men and gods? Who shall bring to perfection the well-taught path of wisdom as an expert garland-maker would his floral design?
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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