Daily Words of the Buddha for June 17, 2017

Hālau ʻAha Hūi Lānakila

Pāli Word a Day for June 17, 2017 — amosadhamma — that which doesn’t have a false nature, true, unerring, unfailing

Ayasāva malaṃ samuṭṭhitaṃ
tatuṭṭhāya tameva khādati,
evaṃ atidhonacārinaṃ
sāni kammāni nayanti duggatiṃ.

Just as rust arising from iron
eats away the base from which it arises,
even so, their own deeds
lead transgressors to states of woe.

Dhammapada 18.240
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

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