Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 49

Yathāpi bhamaro pupphaṃ vaṇṇagandhaṃ aheṭhayaṃ
Paḷeti rasamādāya evaṃ gāme munī care

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 49

As the bee, hurting not the flower,
Its color or its fragrance,
Flieth away with the nectar,
So let a sage live in a village.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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