Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dhammapada 70 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

5 - Balavagga, The Fool
11 - Jambukatthera Vatthu
Mase mase kusaggena,
balo bhunjeyya bhojanam;

na so sankhatadhammanam,
kalam agghati solasim.

70: Even though, month after month, the fool (living in austerity) takes his food sparingly with the tip of a grass blade, he is not worth even one-sixteenth part of those who have comprehended the Truth (i.e., the ariyas).
Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.

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