Dhammapada

Balavagga ⧸ Gāthā 72

Yāvadeva anatthāya ñattaṃ bālassa jāyati
Hanti bālassa sukkaṃsaṃ muddhamassa vipātayaṃ

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The Fool ⧸ Verse 72

Only for his ruin
does renown come to the fool.
It ravages his bright fortune
& rips his head apart.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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