Khuddaka Nikaya


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Theragatha
Chapter I — Single Verses

39

Tissa

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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As if struck by a sword,
as if his head were on fire,
a monk should live the wandering life
    -- mindful --
for the abandoning of sensual passion.

 

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