Dhammapada

Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 55

Candanaṃ tagaraṃ vāpi uppalaṃ atha vassikī
Etesaṃ gandhajātānaṃ sīlagandho anuttaro

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 55

Of all the fragrances — sandal, tagara, blue lotus and jasmine — the fragrance of virtue is the sweetest.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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