Dhammapada, Stanza 30

Version 1:

By awareness, Maghavan
To supremacy among the gods arose.
Awareness they praise;
Always censured is unawareness.

Version 2:

Through heedfulness, Indra won
to lordship over the gods.
Heedfulness is praised,
heedlessness censured —
always.

Version 3:

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.)

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