Dhammapada

Balavagga ⧸ Gāthā 73

Asataṃ bhāvanamiccheyya purekkhārañca bhikkhusu
Āvāsesu ca issariyaṃ pūjā parakulesu ca

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The Fool ⧸ Verse 73

The foolish bhikkhu desires praise for qualities he does not have, precedence among bhikkhus, authority in the monasteries, and veneration from those unrelated to him.
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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