Dhammapada

Balavagga ⧸ Gāthā 73

Asataṃ bhāvanamiccheyya purekkhārañca bhikkhusu
Āvāsesu ca issariyaṃ pūjā parakulesu ca

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The Fool ⧸ Verse 73

The fool seeks undeserved reputation, precedence among monks, authority over monasteries, and honor among householders.
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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