Verse 302. Samsara – Journey

Hard’s the going-forth, hard to delight in it,
hard the household life and dukkha is it too.
Dukkha’s to dwell with those dissimilar
and dukkha befalls the wanderer.
Be therefore not a wanderer,
not one whom dukkha befalls.

Explanation: It is hard to become a monk; it is hard to be happy in the practice of a monk. To live with those of a different temperament is painful. A traveller in samsara is continually subject to dukkha; therefore, do not be a traveller in samsara; do not be the one to be repeatedly subject to dukkha.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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