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Somamitta—Bhikkhu Sujato

1.1Verses of the Senior Monks

2.1The Book of the Twos

3.1Chapter Two

4.12.14. Somamitta

5.1If you’re lost in the middle of a great sea,
5.2and you clamber up on a little log, you’ll sink.
5.3So too, a person who lives well
5.4sinks by relying on a lazy person.
5.5Hence you should avoid such
5.6a lazy person who lacks energy.

6.1Dwell with the noble ones
6.2who are secluded and determined
6.3and always energetic;
6.4the astute who practice absorption.