Pupphavagga ⧸ Gāthā 56

Appamatto ayaṃ gandho yāyaṃ tagaracandanī
Yo ca sīlavataṃ gandho vāti devesu uttamo

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Flowers ⧸ Verse 56

The scents of rhododendron and of sandal wood are very faint; but the scent (reputation) of the virtuous is the strongest; it spreads even to the abodes of the deva.
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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