By awareness, Maghavan
To supremacy among the gods arose.
Awareness they praise;
Always censured is unawareness.
Through heedfulness, Indra won
to lordship over the gods.
Heedfulness is praised,
heedlessness censured —
By Heedfulness did Indra become the overlord of the gods. Heedfulness is ever praised, and heedlessness ever despised.
(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. Changes made to the text in order to achieve gender neutrality are marked with brackets.)