Verse 290. Give Up A Little, Achieve Much

If one should see great happiness
in giving up small happiness
one wise the lesser would renounce
the greater full-discerning.

Explanation: By giving up a modicum of pleasure, which the worldly pursuits bring, if one can be assured of tremendous pleasure – which is Nibbana – the wise person should give up the little pleasure.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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