Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 47

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

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 47

Surely, even as a man
possessed with longings,
gathering the flowers of passion,
is swept away toward death,
just as a great flood would overcame a sleeping village.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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