Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 46

Pheṇūpamaṃ kāyamimaṃ viditvā
Marīcidhammaṃ abhisambudhāno
Chetvāna mārassa papupphakāni
Adassanaṃ maccurājassa gacche

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 46

Realizing that this body is like froth, penetrating its mirage-like nature, and plucking out Maras flower-tipped arrows of sensuality, go beyond sight of the King of Death!
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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