Balavagga ⧸ Gāthā 74

Mameva kataṃ maññantū gihī pabbajitā ubho
Mameva ativasā assu kiccākiccesu kismici
Iti bālassa saṃkappo icchā māno ca vaḍḍhati

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The Fool ⧸ Verse 74

Let householders & those gone forth
both think that this
was done by me alone.
May I alone determine
whats a duty, whats not:
the resolve of a fool
as they grow —
his desire & pride.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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