Verse 345. Bonds Of Attachment

Neither of iron nor wood nor hemp
is bond so strong, proclaim the wise,
as passion’s yearn for sons, for wives,
for gems and ornaments.

Explanation: The yearning for sons and wives are a stronger attachment than all the physical bonds made of iron, wood or hemp. Therefore, consider how to deal with this basic desire with wisdom.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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