Verse 207. Happy Company

Who moves among fool’s company
must truly grieve for long,
for ill the company of fools
as ever that of foes,
but weal’s a wise one’s company
as meeting of one’s folk.

Explanation: A person who keeps company with the ignorant will grieve over a long period of time. Association with the ignorant is like keeping company with enemies – it always leads to grief. Keeping company with the wise is like a reunion with one’s kinfolk – it always leads to happiness.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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