Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 48

Pupphāni heva pacinantaṃ byāsattamanasaṃ naraṃ
Atittaṃ yeva kāmesu antako kurute vasaṃ

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 48

Surely, even as a man
possessed with longings,
gathers the flowers of passion,
one whose desires are unsatisfied,
deaths power holds him.
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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