Thag 3.13
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Listen, kinsmen, all of you, as many as are assembled here. I will teach you the Dhamma: Painful is birth, again & again. Rouse yourselves. Go forth. Apply yourselves to the Awakened One's bidding. Scatter the army of Death as an elephant would a shed made of reeds. He who, in this doctrine & discipline, remains heedful, abandoning birth, the wandering-on, will put an end to suffering & stress.