Balavagga ⧸ Gāthā 69

Madhuvā maññati bālo yāva pāpaṃ na paccati
Yadā ca paccati pāpaṃ atha bālo dukkhaṃ nigacchati

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The Fool ⧸ Verse 69

As long as evil has yet to ripen,
the fool mistakes it for honey.
But when that evil ripens,
the fool falls into
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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