Verse 337. Uprooting Craving

Prosperity to you, I say,
to all assembled here!
When needing grass’s fragrant root
so craving extirpate.
Don’t let Mara break you again
and again as a torrent a reed!

Explanation: All those here assembled, may you all be well. I will advise you towards your well-being. The person who is keen to get sweet-smelling usira roots must first dig up the birana grass roots. In the same way, dig up the roots of craving. If you did that, Mara – death – will not torture you over and over like a flood crushing reed.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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