Balavagga ⧸ Gāthā 71

Na hi pāpaṃ kataṃ kamma sajju khīraṃ va muccati
Ḍahantaṃ bālamanveti bhasmacchanno va pāvako

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The Fool ⧸ Verse 71

An evil deed, when done,
doesnt — like ready milk —
come out right away.
It follows the fool,
like a fire
hidden in ashes.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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