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Chapter XXIV








Pleasant is virtue lasting to old age, pleasant is a
Pleasant is virtue lasting to old age, pleasant is a faith firm

The thirst of a thoughtless man grows like a creeper;
The thirst of a thoughtless man grows like a creeper; he runs f

Whomsoever this fierce thirst overcomes, full of poison, in this world,
Whomsoever this fierce thirst overcomes, full of poison, in thi

He who overcomes this fierce thirst, difficult to be conquered
He who overcomes this fierce thirst, difficult to be conquered

This salutary word I tell you, `Do ye, as many
This salutary word I tell you, `Do ye, as many as are here asse

As a tree, even though it has been cut down,
As a tree, even though it has been cut down, is firm so long as

He whose thirst running towards pleasure is exceeding strong in the
He whose thirst running towards pleasure is exceeding strong in

The channels run everywhere, the creeper (of passion) stands sprouting; if
The channels run everywhere, the creeper (of passion) stands sp

A creature's pleasures are extravagant and luxurious; sunk in lust and
A creature's pleasures are extravagant and luxurious; sunk in l

Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared
Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared hare; held in

Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared
Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared hare; let the

He who having got rid of the forest (of lust)
He who having got rid of the forest (of lust) (ie after having

Wise people do not call that a strong fetter which
Wise people do not call that a strong fetter which is made of i

That fetter wise people call strong which drags down, yields,
That fetter wise people call strong which drags down, yields, b

Those who are slaves to passions, run down with the
Those who are slaves to passions, run down with the stream (of

Give up what is before, give up what is behind,
Give up what is before, give up what is behind, give up what is

If a man is tossed about by doubts, full of
If a man is tossed about by doubts, full of strong passions, an

If a man delights in quieting doubts, and, always reflecting, dwells
If a man delights in quieting doubts, and, always reflecting, d

He who has reached the consummation, who does not tremble,
He who has reached the consummation, who does not tremble, who

He who is without thirst and without affection, who understands the
He who is without thirst and without affection, who understands

`I have conquered all, I know all, in all conditions
`I have conquered all, I know all, in all conditions of life I

The gift of the law exceeds all gifts; the sweetness
The gift of the law exceeds all gifts; the sweetness of the law

Pleasures destroy the foolish, if they look not for the
Pleasures destroy the foolish, if they look not for the other s

The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by
The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by passion:

The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by
The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by hatred:

The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by
The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by vanity: