Dhammapada

Yamakavagga ⧸ Gāthā 7

Subhānupassiṃ viharantaṃ indriyesu asaṃvutaṃ
Bhojanambhi amattaññuṃ kusītaṃ hīnavīriyaṃ
Taṃ ve pasahati māro vāto rukkhaṃ va dubbalaṃ

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The Twin-Verses ⧸ Verse 7

The man who dwelleth contemplating pleasure,
With faculties incontinent,
In food immoderate,
Slothful, weak of will,
Him surely Maro overthrows,
As wind a weakling tree.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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