Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 49

Yathāpi bhamaro pupphaṃ vaṇṇagandhaṃ aheṭhayaṃ
Paḷeti rasamādāya evaṃ gāme munī care

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 49

As a bee without harming the flower, its colour or scent, flies away, collecting only the honey, even so should the sage wander in the village.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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