फूल, चन्दन, चमेली आदिको बास हावा नपुगेको ठाउँमा जान सक्तैन किन्तु सत्पुरुषको सौजन्यरूपी सुगन्ध दशैँ दिशामा फैलिन्छ ।

पुप्फ़वग्गो (फ़ूलवर्ग)

The scent of flowers cannot go against the wind; nor the scent of sandalwood, nor of rhododendron (tagara), nor of jasmin (mallika); only the reputation of good people can go against the wind. The reputation of the virtuous ones (sappurisa) is wafted abroad in all directions. (Dhammapada, Pupphavagga, Verse 54)

花の香りは風に逆らわないが
風に逆らいどこにでも
香るものがあるだろうか?
善人の香りはどこでも香る

(ダンマパダ 4  54)

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