Daily Words of the Buddha for January 29, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for January 29, 2018 — ajjava — straight, upright, direct, honest

Udakañhi nayanti nettikā,
Usukārā namayanti tejanaṃ,
Dāruṃ namayanti tacchakā,
Attānaṃ damayanti paṇḍitā.

Irrigators direct the water,
Fletchers fashion the shaft,
Carpenters bend the wood,
The wise control themselves.

Dhammapada 6.80

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