Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 45

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

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 45

A striver-on-the path shall overcome this earth, this realm of Yama and this sphere of men and gods. The striver-on-the-path 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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