Dhammapada, Stanza 13

Version 1:

As rain penetrates
The poorly thatched dwelling,
So passion penetrates
The untended mind.

Version 2:

As rain seeps into
an ill-thatched hut,
so passion,
the undeveloped mind.

Version 3:

Just as rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, so passion penetrates an undeveloped mind.

(Note: Version 1 is from the John Ross Carter and Mahinda Palihawadana translation. Version 2 is from the Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation. Version 3 is from the Acharya Buddharakkhita translation.)

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