Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 47

Pupphāni heva pacinantaṃ byāsattamanasaṃ naraṃ
Suttaṃ gāmaṃ mahogho va maccu ādāya gacchati

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 47

The man immersed in
gathering blossoms,
his heart distracted:
death sweeps him away —
as a great flood,
a village asleep.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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