Thag 4.10
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
The Dhamma protects those who live by the Dhamma. The Dhamma well-practiced brings bliss. This — the reward when the Dhamma's well-practiced: one who lives by the Dhamma doesn't go to a bad destination. For Dhamma and non- don't bear equal results. Non-Dhamma leads you to hell; Dhamma, to a good destination. So you should engender desire for acts of Dhamma, rejoicing in the One Well-gone, the one who is Such. Standing firm in the Dhamma, of the foremost One Well-gone, his disciples are guided — enlightened — to the foremost refuge supreme. Burst is the root of the boil; the net of craving uprooted. He, having ended his wandering-on, has no stain — like the moon on a clear full-moon night.