Rise, sit up, what is the use of your sleeping; to those who are
sick, pierced by the arrow (of pain), and suffering, what sleep is
Rise, sit up, learn steadfastly for the sake of peace, let not the
king of death, knowing you to be indolent (pamatta), befool you and lead
you into his power.
Conquer this desire which gods and men stand wishing for and are
dependent upon, let not the (right) moment pass by you; for those who
have let the (right) moment pass, will grieve when they have been
consigned to hell.
Indolence (pamâda) is defilement, continued indolence is
defilement; by earnestness (appamâda) and knowledge let one pull out his
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