Verse 369. Give Up Lust And Hatred

O bhikkhu bail this boat,
when emptied it will swiftly go.
Having severed lust and hate
thus to Nibbana you’ll go.

Explanation: O monk, your boat must be emptied of the water which, if accumulated, will sink it. Once the water is taken out and the boat is emptied, both lust and hate gone, it will swiftly reach its destination – Nibbana.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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