Verse 347. Spider Web Of Passion

Ensnared in passion back they fall
as spider on a self-spun web.
This passion severed, wander the wise
forsaking dukkha all.

Explanation: Beings who are infatuated with lust fall back into the stream of craving they have generated, just as a spider does in the web it has spun. The wise cutting off the bound of craving, walk on resolutely, leaving all ills (dukkha) behind.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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