Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 54

Na pupphagandho paṭivātameti na candanaṃ tagaramallikā
Satañca gandho paṭivātameti sabbā disā sappuriso pavāti

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 54

Neither against the wind
The scent of flowers
Goeth, nor sandal fragrance,
Jasmine, nor rose-bay;
But the odor of the genuine
Doth go against the wind:
A good soul pervadeth every clime.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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