Dhammapada

Balavagga ⧸ Gāthā 72

Yāvadeva anatthāya ñattaṃ bālassa jāyati
Hanti bālassa sukkaṃsaṃ muddhamassa vipātayaṃ

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The Fool ⧸ Verse 72

To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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