Verse 346. Bonds Are Strong, But The Wise Get Rid Of Them

That bond is strong, proclaim the wise,
down-dragging, pliable, hard to lose.
This passion severed, they wander forth
forsaking sensual pleasures.

Explanation: The wise agree that this is a strong bond. It tends to deprave. Though this seems a lax knot, it is difficult to untie it to be free. However difficult the process is, freeing themselves from yearning for sensual pleasures, the wise leave household life and become ascetics.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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